Jack Lemmon personified the down but never out spirit of his generation. Throughout his extensive career, Lemmon portrayed working class underdogs struggling with work as well as romance. Starring in more than sixty films, Lemmon benefited from longtime collaborations with fellow actor and friend, Walter Matthau, as well as with celebrated writer and director, Billy Wilder. An eight-time Academy Award nominee, Lemmon would finally win for Best Actor for his portrayal of a self-destructive alcoholic in 1973’s Save the Tiger. Lemmon found continued success late in his career in TV movies. No matter the genre, Jack Lemmon brought equal amounts of heart, vulnerability and strength to the men he embodied.