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Walter John Matthow (Matthau Walter)

Born: 1920 AD
Died: 2000 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors


1920 - Born in New York City on the 1st of October.

1955 - He made his motion picture debut as a whip-wielding bad guy in The Kentuckian opposite.

1958 - He appeared in many movies after this as a villain such as the King Creole.

1960 - Matthau also directed a low budget movie called The Gangster Story.

1962 - He won acclaim as a sympathetic sheriff in Lonely are the Brave.

1965 - Aged 44, Neil Simon cast him in the hit play The Odd Couple opposite Art Carney.

1966 - He again achieved glory as a shady lawyer opposite future friend and frequent co-star, actor Jack Lemmon, in The Fortune Cookie.

1993 - Hit Grumpy Old Men and its sequel Grumpier Old Men with Sophia Loren.

2000 - Walter Matthau died of full cardiac arrest on the 1st of July, in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 79.


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