Jerry Lewis

American comedian, actor, film producer, writer and film director

Jerry Lewis AM (March 16, 1926August 20, 2017) was an American comedian, actor, singer and recording artist, film producer, screenwriter and film director and was known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. His career began in 1946, with an act together with Dean Martin, forming the team of Martin and Lewis, which performed in live nightclubs, television programs, radio shows and theatrical movies before 1956, when the two men parted ways, after 10 years as a duo.

1960s publicity photo.


  • I'm telling you about a child in trouble. If it's pity, we'll get some money. I'm giving you the facts. Pity. You don't want to be pitied because you're a cripple in a wheelchair; stay in your house.

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