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  Walter Matthau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Matthau was married twice, to Grace Geraldine Johnson (1948-1958), and Carol Marcus (August 21, 1959 until his death on July 1, 2000).
Walter Matthau died of full cardiac arrest on July 1, 2000, in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 79.
Carol Matthau died of a brain aneurysm in 2003.
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 Internet Obituary Network, Obituary for Walter Matthau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Matthau was reported to have been reading Shakespeare by age seven, and by eleven years of age and already six feet tall, the actor sold soft drinks at 2nd Avenue Yiddish theaters where he supplemented his income by appearing in small stage roles for fifty cents a show.
Matthau’s first Broadway appearance came unexpectedly at the age of 28 opposite Rex Harrison in “Anne of the Thousand Days”, when, as understudy to an ailing 83-year-old British thespian, the novice actor was forced on stage unrehearsed in the role of an aged bishop.
Walter Matthau is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carol Marcus Matthau, sons Charles and David, and a daughter, Jenny.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Walter Matthau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Walter Matthau and Sophia Loren in a still from Grumpier Old Men This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film.
Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 - July 1, 2000) was an American born Walter Matthow comedy actor possibly best known for his role as the gruff and less tidy member of The Odd Couple.
Walter Matthau died in July 2000, and was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California.
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 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Movies (Walter Matthau)
That unquestioning acceptance was exactly what Walter Matthau was counting on, for the tale of his unusually lengthy surname was one of several practical jokes he impishly perpetrated over the years.
As Matthau biographers Rob Edelman and Audrey Kupferberg disclosed in their 2002 biography of the film star, his father's surname was actually the unremarkable Matthow; the only alteration made later was a slight change of spelling that altered neither the pronunciation nor the length of the name.
The story of Walter's multi-syllabic original name, along with some other whoppers (e.g., his mother was a gypsy; his middle name was 'Foghorn') were simply fictions he invented to liven up some of the tedious, repetitive interviews he had to endure as one of the obligations of stardom.
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 matthau.com/Walter Matthau/Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Walter Matthau had a distinguished career in film, theater and television that spanned over 50 years.
Matthau won an Oscar nomination for his touching performance as "Kotch" the tale of a retired man who finds that his family and society have no use for him in what should have been his golden years.
Walter's last few months were spent at home doing what he always loved most: reading books, listening to Mozart, flirting with his beloved wife Carol, sneaking bets to his bookie, playing Scrabble and hanging out with his best friend, and son, Charlie.
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 Guardian Unlimited Film | News | Actor Walter Matthau dies at 79
Walter Matthau, the foghorn-voiced movie villain who became a master of crotchety comedy with his Oscar-winning The Fortune Cookie and followed with The Odd Couple, Grumpy Old Men and many other hits, died Saturday morning of a heart attack.
Walter and his older brother, Henry, lived with their mother, a garment worker, in a series of cold-water flats on the lower East Side.
Matthau's first Broadway role came at the age of 28 when he was hired as understudy for the role of an 83-year-old English bishop in Anne of the Thousand Days, starring Rex Harrison.
film.guardian.co.uk /News_Story/Observer/0,4029,338830,00.html   (1246 words)

 Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau was a hounddog-faced, lovable curmudgeon in dozens of Hollywood movies, best known for his role as Oscar Madison in the original Broadway production and movie version of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple.
Matthau's birth name is sometimes given as "Walter Matuschanskavasky," a name his family says he made up...
Walter Matthau - Walter Matthau Age: 79 perpetually rumpled veteran actor who first appeared on Broadway in 1948 and...
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 Walter Matthau: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Matthau also directed a low budget 1960[For more facts and a topic of this subject, click this link] film called The Gangster Story.
Matthau and Lemmon became lifelong friends afterwards and in an amazing act of teamwork made a total of ten films together, EHandler: no quick summary.
Charley varrick is a 1972 crime film directed by don siegel and starring walter matthau, andrew robinson and joe don baker....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/w/wa/walter_matthau.htm   (2837 words)

 Classic TV & Movie Hits - Walter Matthau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Walter MatthauHe was born Walter John Matthow in New York, New York, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants.
In truth— as reported by the authors of Matthau: A Life, Rob Edelman and Audrey Kupferberg—along with Walter's son, Charles Matthau—Walter was a teller of tall tales.
Walter Matthau died of a massive heart attack in Santa Monica, California at the age of 79.
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 Walter Matthau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Specializing in playing shambling, cantankerous cynics, Walter Matthau, with his jowly features, slightly stooped posture, and seedy, rumpled demeanor, looked as if he would be more at home as a laborer or small-time insurance salesman than as a popular movie star equally adept at drama and comedy.
The son of poor Jewish-Russian immigrants, Matthau was born on October 1, 1920, in New York City and raised in a cold-water flat on the Lower East Side.
Matthau, who had been plagued with health problems throughout much of his adult life, died of a heart attack at the age of 79 on July 1, 2000.
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 Walter Matthau Memorial Fund   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Walter Matthau was one of America's leading comedic actors for decades, winning an Oscar and a Golden Globe.
Matthau was born in 1920 to Jewish immigrants and raised on the Lower East Side of New York.
Now his son Charlie has founded the Walter Matthau Memorial Fund to build a neighborhood park in Pacific Palisades where he used to exercise, for members of the community and visitors alike.
www.calfund.org /8/giving_matthau.php   (412 words)

 BBC News | AMERICAS | Walter Matthau: Lovable slouch
Walter Matthau was the king of the entertainment world's grouchy but lovable slobs.
Walter Matthau was born in New York City in October 1920, the son of Russian and Lithuanian Jewish immigrants.
Matthau's long list of comedy successes included most notably Kotch, in which he played a widower in his seventies, and two more by Neil Simon - Plaza Suite and The Sunshine Boys, in which and he and George Burns were two ex-Vaudeville comics who could not stand the sight of each other.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/351512.stm   (566 words)

 CNN.com - Entertainment - Actor Walter Matthau dies at 79 - July 7, 2000
Matthau was brought to the hospital by ambulance and was pronounced dead shortly afterward at 1:42 a.m., hospital spokeswoman Lindi Funston said.
But Matthau's signature role was that of sportswriter Oscar Madison in the "The Odd Couple," a role he originated on Broadway and then played in the 1968 movie version opposite Lemmon.
Matthau began his film career after a stint in World War II as a radio cryptographer in a heavy bomber unit of the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe.
archives.cnn.com /2000/SHOWBIZ/Movies/07/01/matthau.obit.04   (768 words)

 TCM remembers Walter Matthau
In 1955 Matthau made an impressively villainous debut in The Kentuckian which is memorable for the scene in which he viciously attacks an unarmed Burt Lancaster with a bullwhip.
Matthau's health had always been a concern for the actor and he has had several major setbacks over the years beginning with a heart attack during the filming of The Fortune Cookie in 1966.
Jack Lemmon, who had appeared with Matthau recently in a discussion of their films with Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne, had this to say when he learned of Matthau's death: "I have lost someone I loved as a brother, as a closest friend and a remarkable human being.
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 Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau was a popular, bloodhound-faced actor who was equally adept at serious dramatic roles, or in comedy roles as the sloppy, scheming or just plain cranky curmudgeons he seemed born to play.
Matthau co-starred with George Burns in Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" (1975), as a pair of cantankerous old ex-vaudeville stars who reunite for a television special.
Matthau's last screen appearance was in "Hanging Up" (2000), in which he portrayed the dying father of Diane Keaton, Meg Ryan and Lisa Kudrow.
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 Walter Matthau - Best Supporting Actor: MovieActors.com
Walter Matthau was born on October 1st, 1920 in New York City to Russian-Jewish immigrants.
Walter Matthau died early in the morning on 7/1/2000 after he had his second heart attack.
Walter Matthau was also nominated for Best Actor in 1971 for his performance in Kotch and in 1975 for The Sunshine Boys.
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 Walter Matthau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Matthau was born in New York City as Walter John Matthow and served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
In truth-- as reported by the authors of "Matthau: A Life", Rob Edelman and Audrey Kupferberg--along with Walter's son, Charles Matthau-- Walter was a teller of tall tales.
Matthau wasn't interested and rejected the part, as he didn't want to have a heavy presence in such a film.
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 CNN Transcript - Larry King Live: Remembering Walter Matthau - July 13, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With me in Los Angeles, Walter's close friend and many-time co-star Jack Lemmon; Carol Burnett, who co-starred with Walter in "Pete 'n' Tillie" and "The Marriage Fool"; Dyan Cannon, she was "Out to Sea" with Matthau and Lemmon, and Walter's son, Charlie, who directed his dad and had parts in some of his movies.
C. MATTHAU: Jack always thought it was going to work, "Grumpy," and he wanted to do it, and Walter turned it down about 20 times, and the producer called me up, and he said, listen, you know, the only way that the studio is going make this movie is with Jack and your father.
Walter was terribly funny, and we've talked off and on about how he would break all of us up, or break up anybody that worked with him, including the directors and everything else.
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 Remembering Walter Matthau
Walter Matasschanskayasky has died, and this year, July is the cruelest month, with his death on the first day of the month dimming the fireworks a few days later.
That may not mean much to you, but when I remind you how much pleasure and how many laughs this man, better known as Walter Matthau, has brought to movie audiences for years, I hope you’ll agree that we have lost one of the great ones.
Matthau was one of those people, like Georgia O’Keeffe or W.H. Auden, who had a face made to be carved on Mt. Rushmore.
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 Walter Matthau Laid To Rest - CBS News
Charlie Matthau says his father was buried in Los Angeles yesterday in a private service before about 50 family members and close friends.
Matthau went from playing villains to become the modern king of the entertainment world's grumpy but lovable slobs.
Walter Matuchanskayasky was born in New York in 1920 to poor Russian immigrants.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2000/07/01/entertainment/main211537.shtml   (677 words)

Walter Matthau was born in New York City, probably as Walter Matthow, and when he applied for his social security card at the age of 17, he randomly decided to give his middle name as "Foghorn." That stuck, too.
Matthau once told an interviewer that Carol's full name was Carol Wellington-Smythe Marcus, just to make her sound more aristocratic.
Matthau had that wonderful ability to balance both: you completely believed in the character, but somehow he was still always Matthau too.
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 Comic Curmudgeon Walter Matthau Dead - Jul 01, 2000 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Matthau, who's had a history of poor health, was hospitalized as recently as April with an undisclosed ailment, coincidentally sharing a ward with friend Billy Wilder, who directed Matthau to a Supporting Actor Academy Award win in 1966's Fortune Cookie.
Matthau and Lemmon also costarred in 1996's The Grass Harp, directed by Walter's son Charles, and both appeared in JFK.
He was born Walter Matuchanskavasky on October 1, 1920, in New York, the son of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants.
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 BBC News | AMERICAS | Actor Walter Matthau dies
Matthau's most recent comedy, Hanging Up, was released only this year, starring Diane Keaton, Meg Ryan and Lisa Kudrow.
Matthau's first big Broadway performance was in 1948, but it was his 1965 appearance in Neil Simon's The Odd Couple that launched him into stardom.
When Matthau was brought into St John's Health Center hospital on Saturday morning, he was in "full cardiac arrest" and was pronounced dead at 0142 am PDT (0842 am GMT).
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 What A Character!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With a hound-dog face likened to an old catcher’s mitt, stoop-shouldered Walter Matthau may have seemed an unlikely prospect to go from character roles to stardom, but his unforgettable face and delivery made him one of the most memorable actors of his era.
Born Walter Matuschanskayasky in New York, New York, Walter Matthau was the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants from the city of Kiev.
The role was a breakthrough for Matthau and led to his starring role in 1967’s A Guide for the Married Man and a re-teaming with Lemmon for The Odd Couple in 1968.
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 www.matthau.com/homepage/The Official Walter Matthau Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Matthau Company was founded by Walter Matthau and his son, director-producer Charles Matthau.
The young Matthau continues to helm the company and oversee a diverse slate of feature film and television projects currently in development.
Charlie is also dedicated to a project near and dear to his heart, The Walter Matthau Memorial Fund.
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 Amazon.ca: Pete N Tillie: Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Carol Burnett and Walter Matthau are middle aged singles at one of socialite Geraldine Paige's famous "parties".
Matthau's constant witty remarks become an expected staple, although he does show emotion about the loss of his son.
Walter Matthau in the role of the cynical, non-religious, philandering husband is given the wittier lines in the script which he spuns with impeccable timing and perfect ironic intonation.
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