Jerry Lewis biography

Jerry Lewis

Comedian, Film actor

1926 –

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Who is Jerry Lewis?

Jerry Lewis AM is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis. In addition to the duo's popular nightclub work, they starred in a successful series of comedy films for Paramount Pictures. Lewis is also known as the host, for more than 40 years, of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual Labor Day Telethon and national chairman of the MDA. Lewis has won several awards for lifetime achievements from The American Comedy Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and Venice Film Festival, and he has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2005, he received the Governors Award of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors, which is the highest Emmy Award presented. On February 22, 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Lewis the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

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Born
Mar 16, 1926
Newark
Also known as
  • Joseph Levitch
  • The King of Comedy
  • Le Roi du Crazy
  • Picchiatello
  • Jerome Levitch
  • Joey Lewis
  • greatest white faker
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
  • Russian American
  • Jewish American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Irvington High School
Lived in
  • Newark
  • Irvington

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on July 23, 2013

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