WALTER MATTHAU
(Walter Matthow)
 
* 01. October 1920 (in New York)

+ 01. July 2000 (in Santa Monica, California)
 
OSCAR
 

1967 as Willie Gingrich in 'The Fortune Cookie'

 
OSCARNOMINEE
 
1972 as Joseph P. Kotcher in 'Kotch'

1976 as Willy Clark in 'The Sunshine Boys'
 
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some of my favourite movies with him include 'Charade' (1963), 'The Fortune Cookie' (1966), 'The Odd Couple' (1968) and 'California Suite' (1978)

was best friends with Jack Lemmon

his father was a lithuanian greek orthodox priest who left the family in 1923

many sources say, his real name was Walter Mattuschanskayasky, but his son Charles said two weeks after Walter passed away on Larry King Live that his real name was Walter Matthow

he has a brother, Henry

Walter was first married to Grace Johnson (1948 - 1958, divorced)

has two children with Johnson: David (a radio announcer) and Jenny (a gourmet cooking teacher)

his widow is Carol Marcus...they were married since 1959

has a son, with Marcus: Charles (he is an actor/director)

he served in the army with James Stewart
 
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