Jerry Lewis


Jerry Lewis Brief Biography

Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis. In addition to the duo's popular nightclub work, they starred in a successful series of comedy films for Paramount Pictures. Lewis is also known for his charity fund-raising telethons and position as national chairman for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Lewis has won several awards for lifetime achievements from The American Comedy Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and Venice Film Festival, and he has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2005, he received the Governors Award of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors, which is the highest Emmy Award presented. On February 22, 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Lewis the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

Jerry Lewis News

• Robin Roberts to host celebrity 'In Memoriam' special for ABC
• Jerry Seinfeld: Jerry Lewis taped a 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' segment
• Robert De Niro, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg and more mourn Jerry Lewis on social media
• Jerry Lewis, comedy titan, dies at 91

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