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Jack Lemmon

Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Jack Lemmon.

This week's Desert Island Discs castaway is veteran actor Jack Lemmon. With nearly 50 films to his name, including comedy classics like The Odd Couple and Some Like It Hot, as well as more serious films like Missing and The China Syndrome, he's also an accomplished jazz pianist, and he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his passion for music and the vital part it has played in his life.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Book: A Play in the Fields of our Lord by Peter Matheson
Luxury: Piano

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 6 Apr 1990 09:05

Music Played

  • Art Tatum

    Just One Of Those Things

    • Art Tatum/ The Tatum Group Masterpieces.
    • Pablo.
  • George Gershwin

    Someone to watch over me (from Oh, Kay!)

    • George Gershwin Plays Rhapsody in Blue.
    • Pro Arte.
  • Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang

    Goose Pimples

    • Bix Beiderbecke/ Great Original Performances.
    • BBC Records.
  • Firehouse Five Plus Two

    When The Saints Go Marching In

    • Firehouse Five Plus Two/ Dixieland Favourites.
    • Good Time Jazz.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

    Soloist: Artur Rubinstein Choir: Chicago Symphony Chorus

    • Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2.
    • RCA Classics.
  • Benny Goodman

    The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise

    • The Alternative Goodman Vol 8.
    • Phonotastic.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for Two Violins in D minor

    Soloist: Itzhak Perlman, Isaac Stern Orchestra: The New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Isaac Stern: 60th Anniversary Celebration.
    • CBS.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • George Gershwin

      Rhapsody in Blue

      • Rhapsody in Blue.
      • Everest.
  • Book Choice

    • At Play in the Fields of the Lord - Peter Matthiessen

  • Luxury Choice

    • Piano


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Jack Lemmon


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