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The Secret Musical Life
of Jack Lemmon

Fred Wasser reports on a lesser-known aspect
of Jack Lemmon – his musical talent.

NPR's Weekend Edition/Saturday
June 11, 2011
(NPR web page, which also includes Lemmon movie clips and link to transcript)


Interview with Jack Lemmon's son, Chris


Recordings that express the musical side of Jack Lemmon


Three For The Show (Columbia Pictures, 1955, Director: H.C. Potter)
Mercury Records MG 25204


Courtesy Collectors' Choice Music

A Twist of Lemmon and Some Like It Hot: Jack Lemmon Sings and Plays Music from Some Like It Hot
Collectors’ Choice Music CCM-205-2 Two Classic Albums From Jack Lemmon


Jack Lemmon Plays Piano Selections from Irma La Douce
Capitol ST-1943


‘S Wonderful, ‘S Marvelous, ‘S Gershwin
Soundtrack from NBC-TV special – January 17, 1972
Daybreak Records DR-2009


Jack Lemmon Tells The Musical Tale of Prokofiev’s Peter and The Wolf
Prague Festival Orchestra with Pavel Urbanek, conductor
LaserLight  15 386


Jack Lemmon, with Tommy Newsom and His TV Jazz Stars
LaserLight 15 387, Jack Lemmon -- Piano & Vocals


Jack Lemmon sings, “Let’s Fall In Love” (Harold Arlen-Ted Koehler)
Columbia/Legacy CK 57111, This Is Art Deco (Various Artists)


Jack Lemmon & June Allyson sing “Temporarily” (Johnny Mercer-Gene De Paul)
From the film You Can’t Run Away From It (1956)
Jasmine JASCD 147, Did You Know These Stars Also Sang? Hollywood’s Acting Legends (Various Artists)



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