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Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis: American comedian (March 16, 1926 - ), born Joseph Levitch. Known for his wacky, slapstick humour, and his charity fund-raising telethons. Famously paired with Dean Martin at the beginning of their careers. Reportedly considered a comedic genius in France, some say because he conforms to the idea the French have of Americans. He appeared in many films, including The Nutty Professor, The Bellboy and Boeing Boeing, featuring his zany character, and The King of Comedy, a serious film in which he plays a late-night TV host kidnapped by an obsessive fan.

Lewis also starred in the unreleased film The Day The Clown Cried, believed by many to be a milestone in unintentional bad taste.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Jerry Lewis Facts

Birth NameJoseph Levitch
BirthdayMarch 16, 1926 (97)
BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Jerry Lewis compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Nutty Professor
Jazz Singer
4 Film Favorites: Jerry Lewis
It'S Only Money
The Disorderly Orderly
Rock-A-Bye Baby
Way... Way Out
Who's Minding the Store?
The Geisha Boy
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