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Walter Matthau

Walter Matthau (; born Walter John Matthow; October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his film roles opposite Jack Lemmon, playing Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple, (1968) and its 1998 sequel, The Odd Couple II, and Max Goldman in Grumpy Old Men (1993) and its sequel, Grumpier Old Men (1995). Matthau also appeared opposite Audrey Hepburn in Charade (1963), and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1966 Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie. Besides the Oscar, he was the winner of BAFTA, Golden Globe and Tony awards. On Broadway, Matthau originated the role of Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple play by playwright Neil Simon in 1965.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 1st, 1920 (New York City), Died July 1st, 2000 (Santa Monica)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 16295 12/12/1972 Love's the only game in town Walter Matthau vocalist  
Decca L 16296 12/12/1972 Love theme from Pete and Tillie Walter Matthau vocalist  
Decca L 16297 12/12/1972 [Unknown title(s)] Walter Matthau vocalist  
Decca L 16298 12/12/1972 Love theme from Pete and Tillie Walter Matthau vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Matthau, Walter," accessed October 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104509.

Matthau, Walter. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104509.

"Matthau, Walter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104509

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