Birth Date: N/A
Birth Place: N/A
Born to Russian Jewish immigrants, he was often cast as a would be
con man. His father, a peddler from Kiev, left home when he was 3
years old. He lived with his older brother, Henry, and their
mother, a garment worker, on the Lower East Side of New York.
During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps and returned
home a sergeant with six battle stars. In 1948, his first Broadway
role was when he was hired as an understudy for the role of an 83
year old English bishop in Anne of the Thousand Days starring 'Rex
Harrison' (qv). His fame came with _Fortune Cookie, The (1966)_
(qv) and _Odd Couple, The (1968)_ (qv). While making the former, he
suffered a serious heart attack. This was due to heavy smoking and
chronic gambling. In 1976, he had heart bypass surgery. In 1993, he
was hospitalized for double pneumonia. In 1995, he had a benign
colon tumor removed. In 1999, he was hospitalized again for
pneumonia. His ill health was due to his eating habits. He had two
children to Grace Johnson, David and Jenny.
Walter Matthau full bio »
|Walter Matthau Nude & Sexy Photos
1 Naked and/or Sexy Photos and 0 Videos of Walter Matthau are available at FemaleStars.com.
They currently feature over 65,000 Nude Pics, Video Clips, Biographies,
Articles, and Movie Reviews of famous stars.