Jack Lemmon will receive the NATO/ShoWest Lifetime Achievement Award during the New Line Cinema dinner March 9 at Bally’s Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Lemmon is a NATO/ShoWest favorite: This year’s award follows recognition as Star of Year in 1974 and 1979.

Lemmon’s made his feature debut in George Cukor’s 1953 comedy “It Should Happen to You.” He earned his first Academy Award (for supporting actor) in the film that established him as a star, the 1955 “Mister Roberts.” He was given the best actor award in 1973’s “Save the Tiger.”

Other Lemmon pix include “Some Like It Hot,””The Apartment,””Irma La Douce, “”The Fortune Cookie,””The Odd Couple” and “The China Syndrome.”

Lemmon’s most recent performance was in “Glengarry Glen Ross,” which was distributed by New Line in 1992.

Lemmon will next appear in Fine Line Features’ “Short Cuts,” and Warner Bros.’ “Grumpy Old Men.”

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