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 .
MINI BIO:Long-faced, crop-haired American star comedian whose goofy, childlike, disaster-prone comic creation was a tremendous hit in the late forties and fifties, in partnership with Dean Martin. After much bickering, the partnership split in 1957. Lewis's solo comedy films were excellent value from 1957 to 1964 with often marvelously funny sequences, and the comedian's streak of pathos kept in check. After this, often under his own direction, they became slow, sentimental, and self-indulgent, and public support and private backing ran out in 1971. Later seen in benevolent cameos. Had six children. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
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 .
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Melvin Jones: [Talking loudly in a punchy boxer's voice in order to frighten his opponent] Oh, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah...
[Al hits him']
Melvin Jones: When ya add 'em up together now, I had 101 fights.
Al Crowthers: Yup!
Melvin Jones: Oh, 101! I win 'em all but 100!
Norman Phiffier: Something you women would like? Ah, that is, um, could I show you something in shoes?
Lady wrestler: My feet, I hope.
Norman Phiffier: [Fake laughs] Oh, that is good. Yes, the size and style?
Lady wrestler: Black Spring-O-Lators, size three.
Norman Phiffier: The
Norman Phiffier: size... three?
Lady wrestler: Three!
Norman Phiffier: SIZE three?
Lady wrestler: Something the matter with your hearing aid?
Norman Phiffier: Well, no, I could turn it up.
Virgil: They tell me when you ride you ride as if you were a part of the horse. Would that be a compliment, Sir?
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