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Saturday, 1 July, 2000, 15:34 GMT 16:34 UK
Walter Matthau: A life in pictures
Walter Matthau, who has died aged 79, was one of America's best-loved comic actors with a long career spanning decades.

Actor Walter Matthau was known for his hang-dog face and perpetually grouchy, slouchy demeanor
Matthau was known for his hang-dog face and perpetually grouchy, slouchy demeanor

Walter Mathau and George Burns
He won an Oscar for best supporting actor in The Fortune Cookie which also starred George Burns

Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau
One of Hollywood's most enduring comedic teams, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau

Matthau had a son with actress Carol Grace, Charles, who became a film director
Matthau had a son with actress Carol Grace, Charles, who became a film director

Mathau most recently appeared in Hanging Up
Matthau most recently appeared in Hanging Up released earlier this year, starring Diane Keaton, Meg Ryan and Lisa Kudrow

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