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Walter Matthau (Walter Jake Matthow) was born on 1 October, 1920 in New York, NY, is an American actor. Discover Walter Matthau's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Walter Matthau networth?

Popular As Walter Jake Matthow
Occupation actor,soundtrack,director
Age 80 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born 1 October 1920
Birthday 1 October
Birthplace New York, NY
Date of death July 1, 2000
Died Place Providence Saint John's Health Center - Santa Monica Emergency Room, Santa Monica, CA
Nationality NY

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Walter Matthau Height, Weight & Measurements

At 80 years old, Walter Matthau height is 6′ 2″ .

Physical Status
Height 6′ 2″
Weight Not Available
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Who Is Walter Matthau's Wife?

His wife is Carol Grace (m. 1959–2000), Grace Geraldine Johnson (m. 1948–1958)

Parents Not Available
Wife Carol Grace (m. 1959–2000), Grace Geraldine Johnson (m. 1948–1958)
Sibling Not Available
Children Charles Matthau, Jenny Matthau, David Matthau

Walter Matthau Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-2022. So, how much is Walter Matthau worth at the age of 80 years old? Walter Matthau’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from NY. We have estimated Walter Matthau's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Gangster Story (1959)$2,500
The Odd Couple (1968)$300,000
Candy (1968)$50,000 plus points
Hello, Dolly! (1969)$500,000 .
The Bad News Bears (1976)$800,000

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On August 9, 2018, he was honored with a day of his film work during the TCM Summer Under The Stars.


Brought to the St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California by ambulance from his home on the late evening of June 30, 2000 after suffering a heart attack and was pronounced dead shortly afterward at 1:42 a.m. on July 1.


The two were also in the sequel (The Odd Couple II (1998)) as well as Grumpy Old Men (1993) and Grumpier Old Men (1995).


Played Albert Einstein in the film I.Q. (1994) even though he was a half-foot taller than the famous scientist.


Matthau was in Dennis the Menace (1993), alongside Mason Gamble.


He and Jack Lemmon acted together in nine movies: Buddy Buddy (1981), The Fortune Cookie (1966), The Front Page (1974), The Grass Harp (1995), Grumpier Old Men (1995), Grumpy Old Men (1993), The Odd Couple II (1998), The Odd Couple (1968) and Out to Sea (1997). Lemmon also directed Matthau in Kotch (1971). Lemmon and Matthau also both appeared in JFK (1991), but had no scenes together.


During the filming of Hello, Dolly! (1969), he clashed with Barbra Streisand and disliked her so intensely that he refused to be around her except when required to do so by the script. He is famously quoted as telling Streisand that she "had no more talent than a butterfly's fart." Interestingly, he is clearly seen in the audience at the One Voice (1986) concert at her Malibu ranch, where invitation-only guests had the privilege of paying $5,000 per couple to help establish the Streisand Foundation, which supports numerous charitable organizations. Apparently, he did not hold grudges.


In 1968, Matthau made his big screen appearance as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple (1968) alongside Jack Lemmon.


When he accepted his Best Supporting Actor Oscar for The Fortune Cookie (1966), he showed up on stage with a cast in one of his arms, to which presenter Shelley Winters said: "You had a tough time getting in here". During his speech, Matthau mentioned that he fell from his bicycle a few days earlier.


Appeared in Ensign Pulver (1964), the sequel to Mister Roberts (1955), for which his friend Jack Lemmon won an Oscar.


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.

Matthau then appeared in Charade (1963) with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.


Won two Tony Awards: in 1962, as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "A Shot in the Dark," and in 1965 as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "The Odd Couple," recreating his part as Oscar Madison in the film version of the same name, The Odd Couple (1968). Previously, he also had a Tony nomination in 1959 as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Once More, with Feeling."


He later appeared in the Elia Kazan classic, A Face in the Crowd (1957), opposite Patricia Neal and Andy Griffith, and then appeared in Lonely Are the Brave (1962), with Kirk Douglas, a film Douglas has often described as his personal favorite.


Screen-tested for the part of Richard Sherman in The Seven Year Itch (1955). After seeing his test, director Billy Wilder believed he had found his leading man. Unfortunately, executives at 20th Century-Fox were unwilling to take a risk on an unknown newcomer. Because of this, the role went to Tom Ewell, who had originated the role on Broadway.


Matthau appeared in the pilot of Mister Peepers (1952) alongside Wally Cox.


Served in the US Army Air Force, 8th Air Force, 453rd Bombardment Group in England with James Stewart.


When he inscribed himself formally to the U.S. Social Security in 1937, he included "Foghorn" as his middle name. He never changed it.


Told the editors of AFI's "Private Screenings" that John Ford's The Informer (1935) is his favorite film.


Army Air Forces with the Eighth Air Force in Britain as a Consolidated B-24 Liberator radioman-gunner, in the same 453rd Bombardment Group as James Stewart. He was based at RAF Old Buckenham, Norfolk during this time. He reached the rank of staff sergeant and became interested in acting.


He was born Walter Jake Matthow in New York City, New York on October 1, 1920. His mother was an immigrant from Lithuania and his father was a Russian Jewish peddler and electrician from Kiev, Ukraine. As a young boy, Matthau attended a Jewish non-profit sleep-away camp. He also attended Surprise Lake Camp. His high school was Seward Park High School. During World War II, Matthau served in the U. S.


Had one sibling, an older brother named Henry Matthow (born July 14, 1918; died May 21, 1995, in Long Beach, NY. His mother, Rose Matthow, was born December 15, 1894, and died in Pacific Palisades, CA, in January 1979.