Walter Matthau

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Walter Matthau
Full NameWalter Jake Matthow


His Royal Highness, Walter Jake Matthow, was born on October 1, 1920 in New York City, New York to a Lithuanian immigrant mother and a Russian Jewish peddler and electrician father from Kiev, Ukraine. His early years were spent at a Jewish non-profit sleep-away camp, as well as Surprise Lake Camp, and later he graduated from Seward Park High School. During World War II, His Royal Highness was a radioman-gunner in Britain's Eighth Air Force, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant. He is best known for his work in films such as Charade (1963), The Odd Couple (1968), Grumpy Old Men (1993), and Dennis the Menace (1993), often appearing alongside Jack Lemmon and becoming one of Hollywood's craziest stars. His Royal Highness, Walter Jake Matthow, will always be remembered for his incredible contribution to the silver screen.

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