The Odd Couple II 1998 premiere

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Monday April 16th, Paramount Theatre 5555 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

1. Jack Lemmon

Actor | The Apartment

Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Lankford Noel and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company. His ancestry included Irish (from his paternal grandmother) and English. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers ...

2. Barbara Marx

Self | Sinatra in Palm Springs

Barbara Marx was born on March 10, 1927 in Bosworth, Missouri, USA as Barbara Ann Blakeley. She is known for her work on Sinatra in Palm Springs (2018), Gala Opening of the American Ballet Theater (1984) and The National Tribute to Hubert H. Humphrey (1977). She was married to Frank Sinatra, Zeppo ...

3. Felicia Farr

Actress | Charley Varrick

Felicia Farr was born on October 4, 1932 in Westchester County, New York, USA as Olive Felicia Dines. She is an actress, known for Charley Varrick (1973), 3:10 to Yuma (1957) and Kiss Me, Stupid (1964). She was previously married to Jack Lemmon and Lee Farr.

4. Walter Matthau

Actor | The Odd Couple

Walter Matthau was best known for starring in many films which included Charade (1963), The Odd Couple (1968), Grumpy Old Men (1993), and Dennis the Menace (1993). He often worked with Jack Lemmon and the two were Hollywood's craziest stars.

He was born Walter Jake Matthow in New York City, New York...

5. Martin Landau

Actor | Ed Wood

Oscar-winning character actor Martin Landau was born on June 20, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York. At age 17, he was hired by the New York Daily News to work in the promotions department before he became a staff cartoonist and illustrator. In his five years on the paper, he served as the illustrator for ...

6. Jonathan Silverman

Actor | Weekend at Bernie's

Jonathan Silverman was born on August 5, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jonathan Elihu Silverman. He is known for his work on Weekend at Bernie's (1989), Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986) and Another Dirty Movie (2012). He has been married to Jennifer Finnigan since May 22, 2007. They have one...

7. Lea Thompson

Actress | Back to the Future

Lea Katherine Thompson was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the youngest of five children. Her parents are Barbara Anne (Barry) and Clifford Elwin "Cliff" Thompson. Since all her siblings were much older than she, Lea says it seemed like she had more than two parents. The ...

8. Howard Deutch

Director | Pretty in Pink

Howard Deutch was born on September 14, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Pretty in Pink (1986), Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) and The Great Outdoors (1988). He has been married to Lea Thompson since July 23, 1989. They have two children.

9. Christine Baranski

Actress | Mamma Mia!

Christine Baranski is an American actress from Buffalo, New York. She has had a relatively lengthy career in both film and television. She has been nominated for 15 Emmy Awards, winning once. One of her most popular roles was that of neuroscientist Dr. Beverly Hofstadter in the sitcom " The Big ...

10. Lisa Waltz

Actress | Brighton Beach Memoirs

Lisa Waltz was born on August 31, 1961 in Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986), Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 (2015) and 2016 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2016). She has been married to Mark Morocco since 1986.

11. Carlo Ponti

Producer | Doctor Zhivago

Carlo Ponti was born on December 11, 1912 in Magenta, Lombardy, Italy as Carlo Fortunaro Pietro Ponti. He is known for his work on Doctor Zhivago (1965), La Strada (1954) and Blow-Up (1966). He was married to Sophia Loren and Giuliana Fiastri. He died on January 10, 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland.

12. Sophia Loren

Actress | La ciociara

Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome on September 20, 1934. Her father Riccardo was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and her younger sister ...

13. Neil Simon

Writer | The Odd Couple

Neil Simon was born on July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Marvin Neil Simon. He was a writer and producer, known for The Odd Couple (1968), Murder by Death (1976) and The Goodbye Girl (1977). He was married to Elaine Joyce, Diane Lander, Marsha Mason and Joan Baim. He died ...

14. Edoardo Ponti

Director | La vita davanti a sé

Edoardo Ponti was born on January 6, 1973 in Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. He is a director and writer, known for The Life Ahead (2020), Between Strangers (2002) and Human Voice (2014). He has been married to Sasha Alexander since August 11, 2007. They have two children.

15. Carlo Ponti Jr.

Self | Lidia Celebrates America

Carlo Ponti Jr. was born on December 29, 1968. He is an actor, known for Lidia Celebrates America (2011), Les rendez-vous du dimanche (1975) and The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995). He has been married to Andrea Mészáros since September 18, 2004. They have two children.

16. Sidney Sheldon

Writer | Easter Parade

Sheldon was born in Chicago on February 17, 1917. He began writing as a youngster and at the age of ten he made his first sale of a poem for $10. During the Depression, he worked at a variety of jobs and while attending Northwestern University he contributed short plays to drama groups.

At seventeen...

17. Alexandra Sheldon

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16 February 2015

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18. Elaine Joyce

Actress | Motel Hell

Elaine Joyce was the lead in the Broadway musical "Sugar" from 1972 to closing with Tony Roberts and Robert Morse. A mainstay on TV game shows in the early 1970s, often appearing with her first husband, Bobby Van.

The marriage of Bobby and Elaine ran a difficult course - an announcement was made On ...

19. Carol Grace

Actress | Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Carol Grace was born on September 11, 1924 in Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Carol Grace Marcus. She was an actress, known for Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), Gangster Story (1959) and Mikey and Nicky (1976). She was married to Walter Matthau and William Saroyan. She ...

20. Charles Matthau

Actor | The Grass Harp

Charlie is a director, writer and producer who tries to make films with humanity, heart and humor. In 2021 he is in post production on his latest directorial effort, "The Book of Leah", staring Armand Assante. He is also executive producing the German feature film "Dylan Papermoon", which is ...

21. Robert Forster

Actor | Jackie Brown

Robert Forster was born Robert Wallace Foster, Jr. in Rochester, New York, to Grace Dorothy (Montanarella) and Robert Wallace Foster, Sr., who worked as an elephant trainer and baking supply company executive. He was of English, Irish, and Italian descent. Forster first became interested in acting ...

22. Dani Crayne

Actress | The Story of Mankind

Dani Crayne was born on December 25, 1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Darlyne Danielle Goldman. She is an actress, known for The Story of Mankind (1957), Written on the Wind (1956) and The Unguarded Moment (1956). She was previously married to Hal Needham, David Janssen, Buddy Greco and ...

23. Steve Guttenberg

Actor | 3 Men and a Baby

Steve Guttenberg was born on August 24, 1958 to Ann Newman and Stanley Guttenberg in Boropark, Brooklyn.The family moved from Brooklyn, to Queens, and then to N. Massapequa, where Steve graduated Plainedge High School in 1976. He studied acting both on Long Island and in N.Y.City, moving to L.A. to...

24. Paula Prentiss

Actress | The Stepford Wives

Discovered by a talent scout at Northwestern University in 1958, Paula Prentiss was signed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer and teamed with Jim Hutton in a string of comedies. She rapidly became one of the best American comediennes of the 1960s. Her funny voice inflections, free acting style and brunette ...

25. Richard Benjamin

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Although his actress wife Paula Prentiss became a star by the early 1960s, it took Richard Benjamin almost fifteen years to establish his screen persona, but the wait was rewarding. After extensive work in theatre as actor and director, and his participation in the cult TV series He & She (1967)...

26. John Van de Kamp

Self | Witch Hunt

John Van de Kamp was born on February 7, 1936 in Pasadena, California, USA as John Kalar Van de Kamp. He was married to Andrea Fisher. He died on March 14, 2017 in Pasadena.

27. Sherry Lansing

Producer | Indecent Proposal

Sherry was born in Chicago and pursued an acting career after graduating from Northwestern University. After appearing in two films, Loving (1970) and Rio Lobo (1970), Sherry decided to leave the acting field. In 1974, Sherry joined Talent Associates, as an executive in charge of development. In ...

28. William Friedkin

Director | The French Connection

Friedkin's mother was an operating room nurse. His father was a merchant seaman, semi-pro softball player and ultimately sold clothes in a men's discount chain. Ultimately, his father never earned more than $50/week in his whole life and died indigent. Eventually young Will became infatuated with ...



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