- Name: Jerry Lewis
- Born: 03/16/1926
- Died: 08/20/2017 (91 years old)
- Occupation: Comedian, actor, singer, film director, film producer, screenwriter, humanitarian
- Website: jerrylewiscomedy.com
Jerry Lewis (born Joseph Levitch; March 16, 1926– August 20, 2017) was an American comedian, actor, singer, filmmaker, and humanitarian, dubbed “The King of Comedy” and “The Total Filmmaker”. He gained his career breakthrough with singer Dean Martin, becoming Martin & Lewis in 1946 and would perform together for ten years until their acrimonious breakup in 1956. Lewis then pursued a solo career. He starred in theatrical movies, worked behind-the-scenes as director, producer and screenwriter, appeared in numerous television programs, performed comedy routines on stage, and released many albums as a singer. He raised awareness for muscular dystrophy during his fifty-five years with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, most notably through his annual Labor Day telethon.
Birth Name: Joseph Levitch
Alias: Joseph Levitch
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Death Place: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Jerry Lewis quotes :
I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can't get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That's in friendship, that's a deal, that's a commitment. Don't give me paper - I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that's for life.Jerry Lewis
I turned down 'Some Like It Hot.' See how smart I am? I felt I couldn't bring anything funny to it. The outfit was funny. I don't need to compete with the wardrobe.Jerry Lewis
Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms of a woman without also falling into her hands.Jerry Lewis
I never got a formal education. So my intellect is my common sense. I don't have anything else going for me. And my common sense opens the door to instinct.Jerry Lewis
People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius.Jerry Lewis
If you're an old pro, you know how well you're doing when you're doing it, and your inner government spanks you if you're not doing well.Jerry Lewis
I am probably the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life. No one gets the satisfaction or the joy that I get out of seeing kids realize there is hope.Jerry Lewis