c. news writer
The role was played by Jack Lemmon, who was born on Feb. 8, 1925.
The character's job was one of several details that were changed when the movie was adapted for television with Tony Randall taking over the role.
The changes also included the character's surname. It's spelled U-N-G-E-R on TV and U-N-G-A-R in the movie. And his wife also got renamed. She's Gloria on TV and Frances in the movie.