Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Jerry Lewis

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Jerry Lewis, born March 16, 1926!

Jerry Lewis: Comedian, Actor, Singer, Producer, Director, Screenwriter — and if that’s not enough — the National Chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (1950-2011) and a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee (for his work in raising money to fight Muscular Dystrophy).

Wow.  An impressive list to say the least.

For me however, when I think of Jerry Lewis, I think of all those wonderfully funny and heartwarming characters he’s played throughout his career (and there are lots of them!) — whether it’s Seymour from My Friend Irma, Theodore Rogers from The Stooge, Myron Mertz from Scared Stiff, Morty S. Tashman from The Errand Boy, Cinderfella, or Professor Julius Kelp / Buddy Love  from The Nutty Professor!

So here’s to Jerry Lewis and some of his wonderful character creations!

Hey lady! :))))

Jerry Lewis as Seymour in My Friend Irma Goes WestJerry Lewis as Seymour in My Friend Irma Goes West (1950, Hal Walker director); sequel to his Debut Film, My Friend Irma (1949 George Marshall director)

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in The StoogeJerry Lewis (right) as Theodore Rogers with Dean Martin as Bill Miller (Theodore’s show biz partner) in The Stooge (1952, Norman Taurog director)

Jerry Lewis as Carmen Miranda in Scared StiffJerry Lewis ‘as’ Carmen Miranda in Scared Stiff (1953, George Marshall director)

Jerry Lewis as Myron Mertz and Dean Martin as Larry Todd in Scared StiffJerry Lewis (right) as Myron Mertz and Dean Martin as Larry Todd in Scared Stiff

Jerry Lewis as Harvey Miller Jr with Dean Martin as Joe Anthony  in The CaddyJerry Lewis (right) as Harvey Miller Jr and Dean Martin as Joe Anthony  in The Caddy (1953, Norman Taurog director)

Jerry Lewis as Eugene Fullstack in Artists and ModelsJerry Lewis as Eugene Fullstack in Artists and Models (1955, Frank Tashlin director)

Jerry Lewis as Private Meredith C. Bixby in The Sad SackJerry Lewis as Private Meredith C. Bixby in The Sad Sack (1957, George Marshall director)

Jerry Lewis as Stanley in The BellboyJerry Lewis as Stanley in The Bellboy (1960, Jerry Lewis director, producer and writer)

Jerry Lewis as CinderfellaJerry Lewis as Cinderfella (1960, Frank Tashlin director; Jerry Lewis producer and writer)

The Puppet Scene (The Ritts Puppets) from The Errand Boy starring Jerry Lewis as Morty S. Tashman (1961, Jerry Lewis director and writer)

Jerry Lewis as Professor Julius Kelp in The Nutty ProfessorJerry Lewis as Professor Julius Kelp in The Nutty Professor (1963, Jerry Lewis director and writer)

Jerry Lewis as Buddy Love in The Nutty ProfessorJerry Lewis as Buddy Love in The Nutty Professor (1963, Jerry Lewis director, producer, writer)

Jerry Lewis as Norman Phiffier in Who's Minding the StoreJerry Lewis as Norman Phiffier in Who’s Minding the Store? (1963, Frank Tashlin director)

Jerry Lewis as Jerome Littlefield in The Disordery Orderly (1964, Frank Tashlin director)Jerry Lewis as Jerome Littlefield in The Disorderly Orderly (1964, Frank Tashlin director)

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I know I left out a bunch, so please feel free to chime in with your favorites!

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Annmarie Gatti from Classic Movie Hub

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