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Jerry Lewis

Film Producer / Film Director / Singer-songwriter / Writer / Screenwriter / Musician / Comedian | * 03/16/1926 († 91, 08/20/2017) | Newark, New Jersey, USA
Joseph Levitch (March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017), better known by his stage name Jerry Lewis, was an American comedian, actor, singer, filmmaker and humanitarian and dubbed as "The King of Comedy" and "The Total Filmmaker". Lewis gained his career breakthrough with fellow singer Dean Martin, billed as Martin & Lewis, in 1946. They would perform on stage and star in films, television and radio until an acrimonious ending of the partnership in 1956. Lewis then pursued a solo career as an actor, director, producer and screenwriter and established himself as a notable comedian, becoming one of the most popular acts of all time and was known for his close friendship with fellow artist Sammy Davis Jr. Lewis starred in 60 motion picture and television projects, performed his comedy routines at concerts, ventured into behind-the-scenes work as a filmmaker and released several albums as a singer, selling millions of records. Throughout his career, he has raised awareness for muscular dystrophy, while as national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association from 1956 to 2011. ()
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Jerry Lewis (March 16, 1926 - August 20, 2017) was an American comedian, actor, film producer, writer, film director and singer. He is best-known for his slapstick humor in stage, radio, screen, recording and television. Lewis is also known for his charity fund-raising telethons and position as national chairman for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Lewis won several awards for lifetime achievements from The American Comedy Awards, The Golden Camera, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and The Venice Film Festival, and he has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Drama

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Awards & Nominations for Jerry Lewis

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Commander of The Legion of Honour New Jersey Hall of Fame Academy Awards

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Movies with Jerry Lewis as Actor(77)

as himself2017 Dying Laughing
as Jim's Father2016 The Trust
as Max Rose2016 Max Rose
as himself2016 The Clown
as Chamberlain2013 Till Luck Do Us Part 2
as Himself (archive footage)2011 Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic
as Stationmaster (voice)2009 Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!
as Professor Julius Kelp / Buddy Love2008 The Nutty Professor
as George Fawkes1995 Funny Bones
as Leo Sweetie1993 Arizona Dream
as himself1992 Mr. Saturday Night
as Arnold Ross1989 Cookie
as Dr. Bernard Abrams1987 Fight for Life
as Jerry Logan1984 The Defective Detective
as Warren Nefron / Dr. Perks / Gangster / Speed Armeter1983 Smorgasbord
as Jerry Langford1982 The King of Comedy
as Wilbur Swain / Caleb Swain1982 Slapstick (Of Another Kind)
as Bo Hooper1981 Hardly Working
as Helmut Doork1973 The Day the Clown Cried
as Brendan Byers III1970 Which Way to the Front?
as Bandleader (voice)1970 One More Time
as Peter J. Ingersoll / Fred Dobbs1969 Hook, Line and Sinker
as Gerald Clamson1967 The Big Mouth
as Pete Mattemore1966 Way... Way Out
as Christopher Pride / Warren / Ringo / Rutherford / Heather1966 Three on a Couch
as Robert Reed1965 Boeing, Boeing
as Willard Woodward / James Peyton / Everett Peyton / Julius Peyton / Capt. Eddie Peyton / Skylock Peyt1965 The Family Jewels
as Stanley Belt1964 The Patsy
as Jerome Littlefield1964 The Disorderly Orderly
as Professor Julius Kelp / Buddy Love / Baby Kelp1963 The Nutty Professor
as Norman Phiffer1963 Who's Minding the Store?
as Driver Who Runs Over Hat (uncredited)1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
as Lester March1962 It's Only Money
as Morty S. Tashman1961 The Errand Boy
as Herbert H. Heebert - Mama Heebert1961 The Ladies Man
as Stanley / Himself1960 The Bellboy
as Cinderfella1960 Cinderfella
as Cameo1959 Li'l Abner
as John Paul Steckler I / John Paul Steckler IV / John Paul Steckler VII1959 Don't Give Up the Ship
as Gilbert Wooley1958 The Geisha Boy
as Clayton Poole1958 Rock-a-Bye Baby
as Private Meredith C. Bixby1957 The Sad Sack
as Sidney L. Pythias1957 The Delicate Delinquent
as Malcolm Smith1956 Hollywood or Bust
as Wade Kingsley Jr. / Wade Kingsley Sr.1956 Pardners
as Eugene Fullstack1955 Artists and Models
as Wilbur Hoolick1955 You're Never Too Young
as Homer Flagg1954 Living It Up
as Jerome F. 'Jerry' Hotchkiss1954 3 Ring Circus
as Harvey Miller1953 The Caddy
as Myron Mertz1953 Scared Stiff
as Virgil Yokum1953 Money from Home
as Woman in Lala's Dream (uncredited)1952 Road to Bali
as Melvin Jones1952 Sailor Beware
as Theodore 'Ted' Rogers1952 The Stooge
as Hap Smith1952 Jumping Jacks
as 'Junior' Jackson1951 That's My Boy
as PFC. Alvin Korwin1950 At War with the Army
as Seymour1949 My Friend Irma

TV Shows/Series with Jerry Lewis as Actor(26)

Movies with Jerry Lewis as Crew(32)

Production/Executive Producer2011 Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis
Production/Executive Producer2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Production/Executive Producer1996 The Nutty Professor
Directing/Director1983 Smorgasbord
Writing/Writer1983 Smorgasbord
Directing/Director1981 Hardly Working
Writing/Writer1981 Hardly Working
Writing/Writer1973 The Day the Clown Cried
Directing/Director1973 The Day the Clown Cried
Directing/Director1970 Which Way to the Front?
Production/Producer1970 Which Way to the Front?
Directing/Director1970 One More Time
Production/Producer1969 Hook, Line and Sinker
Directing/Director1967 The Big Mouth
Writing/Screenplay1967 The Big Mouth
Production/Producer1967 The Big Mouth
Directing/Director1966 Three on a Couch
Directing/Director1965 The Family Jewels
Writing/Writer1965 The Family Jewels
Directing/Director1964 The Patsy
Writing/Screenplay1964 The Patsy
Directing/Director1963 The Nutty Professor
Writing/Writer1963 The Nutty Professor
Directing/Director1961 The Errand Boy
Writing/Writer1961 The Errand Boy
Directing/Director1961 The Ladies Man
Writing/Writer1961 The Ladies Man
Directing/Director1960 The Bellboy
Production/Producer1960 The Bellboy
Writing/Writer1960 The Bellboy
Production/Producer1960 Cinderfella
Production/Producer1957 The Delicate Delinquent

TV Shows/Series with Jerry Lewis as Crew(3)

Directing/Director1984 Brothers
Directing/Director1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors
Directing/Director1961 Ben Casey

Full Name: Jerry Lewis
Born: Tuesday, 03/16 1926 (March) in Newark
Died: Sunday, 08/20 2017 (August) in Las Vegas (aged: 91)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Educated at: University of California, Los Angeles
Record Label: Decca
Children: Gary Lewis
Other names for Jerry Lewis (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Jerome Joseph Levitch"
"Joseph Levitch"
"The King of Comedy"
"Martin & Lewis"
Jerry Lewis frequently works together with these people:
Dean Martin (19x, Actor)
Edith Head (18x, Crew)
Sy Devore (15x, Crew)
Frank Tashlin (14x, Crew)
Hal Pereira (13x, Crew)
Sam Comer (12x, Crew)
Hal B. Wallis (12x, Crew)
Ralph Axness (12x, Crew)
Alec Baldwin (11x, Actor)
Bill Richmond (11x, Crew)
Kirk Douglas (10x, Actor)
Kathleen Freeman (10x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2125, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/24/2019