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 West (1950, Hal Walker director); sequel to his Debut Film, My Friend Irma (1949 George Marshall director)
Jerry Lewis ‘as’ Carmen Miranda in Scared Stiff (1953, George Marshall director)
Jerry Lewis as Private Meredith C. Bixby in The Sad Sack (1957, George Marshall director)
Jerry Lewis as Professor Julius Kelp in The Nutty Professor (1963, Jerry Lewis director and writer)
Jerry Lewis as Buddy Love in The Nutty Professor (1963, Jerry Lewis director, producer, writer)
I know I left out a bunch, so please feel free to chime in with your favorites!
Annmarie Gatti from Classic Movie Hub