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Jerry Lewis Overview:

Legendary actor, Jerry Lewis, was born Joseph Levitch on Mar 16, 1926 in Newark, NJ. Lewis died at the age of 91 on Aug 20, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Motion Pictures. Lewis was never nominated for an Academy Award. However he won one Honorary Award in 2008 Jerry Lewis .

BlogHub Articles:

Quote of the Week: on Comedy

By KC on Jan 10, 2016 From Classic Movies

Image Source My philosophy of comedy is a man in trouble. There but for the grace of God go I. - Quote Source... Read full article


presents... The Nutty Professor (1963)

By Michaela on Sep 19, 2015 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you've probably noticed that a lot of my movie discoveries have come from my mom and my sister -- my mom will recommend something or mention someone I should check out, and then I wind up watching it with my sister (which can be good or bad). The same goes for ... Read full article


How Many Films Did Dean Martin and Star in Together?

By Annmarie Gatti on Jun 7, 2015 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

How Many Films Did Dean Martin and Star in Together? Dean Martin and met for the first time at New York City’s Glass Hat Club where both were performing in 1945, then teamed up to debut at Atlantic City’s 500 Club on July 25, 1946. ¬†From live performances, to radi... Read full article


Hand and Footprint Ceremony

By Raquel Stecher on May 13, 2014 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Press Photo On April 12, 2014, ' hand and footprints made their permanent mark in cement at the historic Grauman's Chinese courtyard (now known as TCL Chinese). It was a moment in Hollywood history that I was very happy to witness in person. Below is my account of the event as well as a... Read full article


TCM Film Festival 2014: Immortalized in Cement

By KC on Apr 20, 2014 From Classic Movies

There's hardly anything better in life than the experience of something you anticipated with great excitement exceeding your expectations. This is what happened on day three of TCMFF, where I started my day witnessing ' hand and footprint ceremony in the forecourt of Grauman's (TCL Chines... Read full article


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Jerry Lewis Quotes:

Eugene Fullstack: No, I'm not cute. They wanted to have me drowned when I was born, but the SPCA stopped them.


Ens. Rita J. Benson: Lieutenant, I know you're the victim of one of the biggest boo-boos in the history of the U.S. Navy.
John Paul Steckler VII: Yeah, I am.
Ens. Rita J. Benson: I've looked over your record and it's spotless. You've always had the utmost concern for government property.
John Paul Steckler VII: W-well I always DID try my best - except maybe just that one time w-when I painted my seabag all red and cut the two holes in the bottom for my feet.
Ens. Rita J. Benson: Your feet?
John Paul Steckler VII: Well, it was a Halloween party, y' see. I went as a skinless frankfurter.


Cinderfella: [Fella reading from the engraving on a ring] To Fella: Love thy neighbor. Love him hard and well. The love that you give will be returned and manifested in itself, to give back the warmth and the care and the affection, as well as the hugs and the loves of those who have loved. To live and not to love could be affectionate, but yet warmth would still maintain itself in the love that you give to them. Oh, others have loved in the past and yet have found that they couldn't be hate. So with love it is the beneficial part of giving. Many children in the past have loved and yet found that they couldn't possibly know anyone with kissing and wisdom with hugging...


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Jerry Lewis Facts
For his 80th birthday in 2006, he was given a medal and induction into the Legion of Honor by France, given the honorary title of "Legion Commander." He apologized for not speaking French at the ceremony but said that "even if the French people cannot hear my language, they have always heard my heart."

Says his favorite Martin & Lewis film is The Stooge (1952) because "...it came closest to capturing what Dean and I had as a team".

First filmmaker to develop and use video-assist device on location.

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