Jerry Lewis, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Jerry Lewis

American comedian, actor, film producer, writer and film director

Date of Birth: 16-Mar-1926

Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, United States

Date of Death: 20-Aug-2017

Profession: screenwriter, writer, singer, comedian, singer-songwriter, musician, stage actor, film director, film producer, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces


Show Famous Birthdays Today, United States

About Jerry Lewis

  • 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, 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 and would perform together for ten years until an acrimonious breakup of the partnership in 1956.
  • Lewis pursued a solo career as a filmmaker and comedian, starring in several movies, ventured into behind-the-scenes work as a director, producer and screenwriter, performed comedy routines on stage and released several albums as a singer, selling millions of records.
  • Throughout his career, he raised awareness for muscular dystrophy, while as national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
  • Lewis was also known for his friendship with Sammy Davis Jr.

Read more at Wikipedia