Jerry Lewis vs Little Richard

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Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Director
$50 Million
Net worth 2018
$40 Million
Singers
Industry
Singers
Newark
Residence
Macon, Georgia, U.S.A
United States
Country
United States
16/03/1926
BirthDay
05/12/1932
August 20, 2017
Died On
1.83 m
Height
1.77 m
Education
Oakwood College, Huntsville, AL
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
1994

He made his Broadway debut as a replacement cast member in the revival of the baseball musical, ‘Damn Yankees’ in 1994

1983

His second marriage was to a much younger woman, SanDee Pitnick, a Las Vegas dancer, in 1983

1963

Over the next three decades he directed and acted in several films like ‘The Nutty Professor’ (1963), ‘The Big Mouth’ (1967), ‘One More Time’ (1970), and ‘Cracking Up’ (1983)

1960

He turned director with the 1960 film ‘The Bellboy’ which he also wrote and starred in

1957

Lewis appeared in his first film without Martin in 1957

1956

‘Hollywood or Bust’ (1956) was their last movie together

1950

The pair was the hottest act in America during the 1950s and used to perform in nightclubs before venturing into radio, television and films

1949

He booked them to a film contract and Lewis and Martin made their big screen debut with ‘My Friend Irma’ in 1949

1948

The duo made many appearances on early live television in 1948, making their debut on Ed Sullivan’s ‘Toast of the Town’

1946

This meeting proved to be fortuitous and the two went on to form the comedic pair Martin and Lewis in 1946

1945

While performing at nightclubs in 1945, he met a singer Dean Martin

1940

By the late 1940s the pair had a prominent national presence

1980

During the 1980s and 1990s he made several appearances in films in minor roles

1970

By the 1970s, he had developed severe drug addiction and alcoholism and once again decided to quit rock and roll music

1967

His friend Larry Williams produced Little Richard’s album ‘The Explosive Little Richard’ in 1967

1962

1 & 2)’ and ‘The King of the Gospel Singers’ (1962)

1960

During the 1960s he decided to make a comeback to pop music and brought out the album ‘Little Richard Is Back (And There's A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!)’, his first rock music album in five years in 1964

1959

He enrolled at Oakwood College to study theology and ended his contract with Specialty Records in 1959

1958

It was followed by ‘Little Richard’ in 1958 and ‘The Fabulous Little Richard’ in 1959

1957

He released his debut album ‘Here’s Little Richard’ in 1957

1956

He released another single ‘Long Tall Sally’ in 1956 which became his first hit song to reach No

1955

He recorded a single ‘Tutti Frutti’ in 1955 which became an instant hit and peaked at No

1953

He began heading a vocal group called the Tempo Toppers in 1953 and performed with them as a part of blues package tours at clubs

1952

However, he could not find much success with Camden and left them in 1952

1950

In 1950, he began performing for various vaudeville groups like Sugarfoot Sam, Tidy Jolly Steppers and Broad Follies

1948

After being kicked out of the house in 1948, he joined Dr