Double Academy Award winning actor, Jack Lemmon, was honoured by the U.S. National Academy of?
GV & SV Room with guests and Lemmon being presented with award (2 shots)
CU Actress Shirley MacLaine and other actors and actresses (4 shots)
GV PAN FROM audience TO Lemmon about to speak
SV Lemmon speaking (SOUND ON FILM)
SV Lemmon presented with cake
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: LEMMON: "If it hadn't been for television, I don't think that I would have had the career I have had in the motion pictures. It prepared me at least. I remember the first part that I ever got. I had one line, with just two words. And I played a young doctor assisting in an operation. And, when it came time for my one line I bent over the body with the white (tunic) and the mask on, and everything. And I turned to the nurse and said: "Hyperdomic hurdle."
This film is serviced with an English commentary by TVN reporter, David Klein. The film also includes part of Lemmon's speech.
REPORTER: DAVID KLEIN
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Background: Double Academy Award winning actor, Jack Lemmon, was honoured by the U.S. National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at a celebrity lunch at the Plaza Hotel in New York on Tuesday (18 February).
Lemmon, recently turned fifty, has starred in 31 films as well as many television shows.
His comic style -- usually portraying a well-meaning but exasperated middle American -- has brought him fame in such motion pictures so "The Apartment", "The Odd Couple" and "The Out-of-Towners."
He is regarded in the acting profession as one of its most likeable and civilised members.
After receiving an award for his achievements, he spoke to the guests -- including dozens of film, television and Broadway personalities -- about his early experiences in the profession.