Matthau, Walter

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Walter John Matthau was born on October 1, 1920 to Milton and Rose Matthau in New York City. He was an American actor who starred in many films and is probably best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon. He won an Academy Award for his performance in the Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie . Matthau died on July 1, 2000.

From the guide to the Walter Matthau "Hello to Montanans" videorecording, 1998, (University of Montana-Missoula Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Sabine, Gordon A. Books that made the difference project, 1980-1986. Virginia Tech
referencedIn Frederick R. Koch collection of photographs of stage and screen actors and entertainers, ca. 1920-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Lovell, Tom, 1909-1997. Tom Lovell papers, circa 1845-1997. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
referencedIn King, Alexander, 1900-1965. Papers, 1953-1987 (bulk 1958-1965). Library of Congress
referencedIn Traube, Shepard, 1907-1983. Papers, 1943-1977. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Alix Jeffry additional papers, 1935-1993. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
referencedIn Mishkin, Leo, 1906-1980. Papers, 1914-1973 (bulk 1940-1973). University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Walter Matthau "Hello to Montanans" videorecording, 1998 University of Montana--Missoula Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005. Hello Dolly : screenplay, [1969] / by Ernest Lehman. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Marion Meade Papers on Dorothy Parker, 1859-2008. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Meade, Marion, 1934-. Marion Meade papers, 1859-1993. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn King, Alexander, 1900-1965. Papers of Alexander King, 1953-1987 (bulk 1958-1965). Library of Congress
creatorOf Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002. The fortune cookie, [1966?] / by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Ira Berkow, papers, undated, 1960-2011 American Jewish Historical Society
creatorOf Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980,. John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Alexander King Papers, 1953-1987, (bulk 1953-1987) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Clurman, Harold, 1901-1980. Harold Clurman papers, 1922-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Shaw, David. Studio one-- Dry run / written for television by David Shaw. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
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associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
associatedWith Berkow, Ira person
associatedWith Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Clurman, Harold, 1901-1980. person
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith Jeffry, Alix. person
associatedWith King, Alexander, 1900-1965. person
associatedWith Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson), collector. person
associatedWith Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005. person
associatedWith Lovell, Tom, 1909-1997. person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith Meade, Marion, 1934- person
associatedWith Mishkin, Leo, 1906-1980. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980, person
associatedWith Traube, Shepard, 1907-1983. person
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Welk, Lawrence, 1903-1992 person
associatedWith Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002. person
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Performing Arts
Montana
Forest fires--Montana--Flathead County
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Birth 1920-10-01

Death 2000-07-01

Americans

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