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Jerry Lewis

Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Director
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Net worth 2018: $50 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Newark
Country: United States
BirthDay: 16 March 1926
Sigh: Aries
Died On: August 20, 2017
Height: 1.83 m

Jerry Lewis was bornon 16 March 1926 in Newark, American, is Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Director. Jerry Lewis, the comedian who rose to fame as one of the wildly popular duo ‘Martin and Lewis’ during the 1950s is more than just a funny man—he is also an accomplished actor, film producer and screenwriter. The son of professional entertainers, he was introduced to the world of show business when he was just five years old. By the time he was in his teens he had developed his own comic routine, ‘Record Act’, an exaggerated mime of popular songs. He met Dean Martin, a nightclub singer with whom he formed the comedy pair, Martin and Lewis. The pair performed at nightclubs before making their transition to radio, films and television. Famous for their slapstick comedy and exaggerated physical acts, the duo reached the heights of popularity when they appeared in a series of comedy films. In spite of working as a team, each member carved his own individual niche which enabled both to embark into successful solo careers after the team dissolved. Jerry appeared in ‘The Delicate Delinquent’—his first film without Martin—which went on to become a huge hit and established him as a solo actor. The actor eventually moved on to film direction and production winning the Best Director of the Year award eight times in Europe.


$50 Million


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


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


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)


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


Lewis appeared in his first film without Martin in 1957


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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