Jerry Lewis was an American comedian, actor, director as well as muscular dystrophy telethon host. He is known for his slapstick humor. He met Dean Martin in 1945 and the two formed the comedy team named Martin and Lewis. He was born on March 16, 1926 as Joseph Levitch in La Jolla, California, U.S.Newark, New Jersey to Russian Jewish parents. His father, Daniel Levitch, was a vaudeville entertainer and his mother, Rachel, was employed as the local radio station’s piano player. The legendary comedian died of natural causes Las Vegas, Nevada at age 91.
Jerry Lewis Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 16 March 1926
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Date of Death: 20 August 2017
Death Place: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Birth Name: Joseph Levitch
Nicknames: Le Roi du Crazy, Picchiatello, The King of Comedy
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Singer
Race/Ethnicity: White (Ashkenazi Jewish)
Hair Color: Grey
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Jerry Lewis Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: Unknown
Weight in Kilogram: Unknown
Height in Feet: 5′ 10½”
Height in Meters: 1.79 m
Body Build: Average
Shoe Size: N/A
Jerry Lewis Family Details:
Father: Danny Lewis
Mother: Rachel Rae Levitch
Spouse: SanDee Pitnick (m. 1983), Patti Palmer (m. 1944–1980)
Children: Gary Lewis, Scott Lewis, Joseph Lewis, Anthony Lewis, Danielle Sarah Lewis, Ronald Lewis, Christopher Joseph Lewis
Siblings: Linda Gail Lewis (Sister), Elmo Lewis Jr. (Brother), Frankie Jean Lewis (Brother)
Jerry Lewis Education:
High School: Irvington High School, Irvington, New Jersey, USA (Dropped out)
Jerry Lewis Facts:
*He received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, The American Comedy Awards, and the Venice Film Festival.
*He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for his efforts on behalf of people with muscular dystrophy.
*He met Albert Einstein when he was a teenager.
*He gives away suits rather than having them cleaned.
*He never wore the same socks twice.
*His official Twitter.
“A lot of people resent that I’ve been in someone’s life for 50 years. Why shouldn’t people have an affection for me and what I’ve done? Didn’t I have to be genuine for them to buy into what I did? There are children who grow up today who will not have that when they’re 55 years old. With whom will they have it? Name an example for me.” – Jerry Lewis