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JACK LEMMON -(1925-2001) American actor who won two Oscars for the films "Mister Roberts" and "save the tiger".mentioned in this song as a great american actor, representing, in Nicky Wire's words, 'the america we respected'. this in contrast with the America of George W. Bush

He attended Harvard and after serving in the navy turned to acting. he appeared in dozens of high-profile films over 50 years, including comedies like Some Like It Hot (with Marilyn Monroe) and dramas like The Days of Wine and Roses and even Airport '77. Throughout his career, Lemmon often appeared in films alongside actor Walter Matthau and he is best known by many for his eight films with Matthau. Though they were the closest of friends offscreen, they were constantly at odds in their films.

Lemmon died of cancer in 2001