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The Odd Couple (2-May-1968)

Director: Gene Saks

Writer: Neil Simon

From a play: The Odd Couple by Neil Simon

Keywords: Comedy

Oscar Madison is a divorced sports reporter living in a spacious but filthy bachelor apartment. His poker buddy Felix Unger, a hypochondriac neat freak, separates from his wife and makes a couple of half-hearted attempts at suicide. Oscar offers to share the apartment with the still emotionally-fragile Felix, but his obsessive-compulsive cleaning and habits tests their friendship. Received Oscar nominations for Best Screenplay Adaptation and Best Editing. Spun off into a popular television show.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Iris Adrian
29-May-1912 17-Sep-1994 Disney films
Herb Edelman
5-Nov-1933 21-Jul-1996 Stan Zbornak on The Golden Girls
John Fiedler
3-Feb-1925 25-Jun-2005 Voice of Piglet
Jack Lemmon
8-Feb-1925 27-Jun-2001 The Odd Couple
Walter Matthau
1-Oct-1920 1-Jul-2000 Messy half of the Odd Couple


Jack Lemmon   ...   Felix Ungar
Walter Matthau   ...   Oscar Madison
John Fiedler   ...   Vinnie
Herb Edelman   ...   Murray
David Sheiner   ...   Roy
Larry Haines   ...   Speed
Monica Evans   ...   Cecily
Carole Shelley   ...   Gwendolyn


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