Knowledge Identifier: +Jerry_Lewis
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1926.
Countries: United States (73%), (7%), United Kingdom (5%)
Linked to: Irvington High School, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California, Medtronic
Jerry Lewis (California politician) - Jerry_Lewis was born in 1934
Jimmy Dorsey - Jerry Lewis' first wife Patti Palmer was a singer with his orchestra for less than a year, starting about 1944.
He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis
Martin & Lewis made many appearances on early live television, their first on the June 20, 1948 debut broadcast of "Toast of the Town" with Ed Sullivan on the CBS TV Network
Elsa Lanchester - More supporting roles followed in the early 1950s, including a 2-minute cameo as the Bearded Lady in "3 Ring Circus", about to be shaved by Jerry Lewis
Attesting the team's popularity, DC Comics published the best-selling "The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis" comic books from 1952 to 1957, after which DC featured Lewis solo in "The Adventures of Jerry Lewis" until 1971
George Axelrod - He said he contributed to or collaborated on more than 400 TV and radio scripts and wrote for top comedians, including Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin before earning breakout success with his 1952 stage comedy, "The Seven Year Itch", a risque social satire about a middle-class man who has an affair while his wife and children are on vacation
Kathleen Freeman - Beginning with the 1955 film "Artists and Models", Freeman became a favorite foil of Jerry Lewis, playing opposite him in 11 films
Frank Tashlin - Beginning with the 1956 film "The Girl Can't Help It", with its satirical look at early rock and roll, Tashlin had a streak of commercial successes with the Martin and Lewis film "Hollywood or Bust" in 1956, "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter-" in 1957, which, like 1956's "The Girl Can't Help It", starred actress and "Playboy" model "Jayne Mansfield", and six of Jerry Lewis' early solo films
Alaina Capri - She appeared in an uncredited walk-on part in the 1957 Jerry Lewis film, "The Delicate Delinquent"
Henry Silva - He had a comic role as one of the stepbrothers in the 1960 Jerry Lewis film "Cinderfella", a parody of Cinderella with Lewis in the title role, and appeared in starring roles in two filmed episodes of "The Outer Limits", a science-fiction anthology television series in the United States
Hank Mann - Later in his career he continued to play bit parts in TV comedies, and made some appearances in several Jerry Lewis film comedies in the 1960s
Salli Terri - She played the role of the stepmother in the cover album made from the Jerry Lewis film, "Cinderfella", in 1960
They made occasional public appearances together between their breakup and 1961 but were not seen together until a surprise appearance by Martin on Lewis's Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Telethon in 1976 arranged by Frank Sinatra
Frank De Vol - De Vol had comic roles as Chief Eaglewood, the head of the Thundercloud Boys' Camp in "The Parent Trap", and as the onscreen narrator in Jerry Lewis's 1967 comedy film "The Big Mouth"
Roscoe Ates - His final screen appearance in Jerry Lewis's 1961 film "The Errand Boy" was uncredited
Mae Questel - In 1961 she was seen as a middle-aged bride in Jerry Lewis' "It's Only Money", one of Fanny Brice's mother's card-playing friends at the start of the film "Funny Girl" in 1968, and as the "Jewish Mama from Hell" in Woody Allen's "New York Stories" in 1989 in Woody's segment titled "Oedipus Wrecks"; she had earlier sung the song "Chameleon Days" on the soundtrack for Allen's film "Zelig" in 1983
The Ladies Man - "'The Ladies Man"' is a 1961 American comedy film directed by and starring Jerry Lewis
The Nutty Professor - "'The Nutty Professor"' is a 1963 American comic science fiction feature film produced, directed, co-written and starring Jerry Lewis
Charlie Callas - Appearing on an episode of "The Merv Griffin Show" in 1965, one of the guests, Jerry Lewis, practically fell off his chair in hysterics as Callas performed his hunting routine
Angela Lansbury - For example, when appearing as a guest on the Sunday night CBS-TV show "What's My Line-", she made a plea for viewers to contribute to the 1966 Muscular Dystrophy Association fund-raising drive, chaired by Jerry Lewis
Sergio Aragones - In 1967, he began writing and illustrating full stories for various DC Comics titles, including "Angel and the Ape", "Inferior Five", "Young Romance", the company's Jerry Lewis comic book, and for various horror anthologies
In 1968, he screened Spielberg's early film, "Amblin"' and told his students, "That's what filmmaking is all about
Anne Francis - In 1968 she played the role of Georgia James in the feature film "Funny Girl" and one year later played Nancy Ingersoll, the wife of Jerry Lewis' character in the comedy "Hook, Line and Sinker"
George Takei - He appeared in two Jerry Lewis comedies, "The Big Mouth" and "Which Way to the Front-" In 1969 Takei narrated the *award winning documentary "The Japanese Sword as the Soul of the Samurai"
Willie Davis (baseball) - He was a co-star of the Jerry Lewis comedy film from 1970, "Which Way to the Front-"
The Day the Clown Cried - "'The Day the Clown Cried"' is an unreleased 1972 film directed by and starring Jerry Lewis
In 1976, he appeared in a revival of "Hellzapoppin"' with Lynn Redgrave, but it closed on the road before reaching Broadway
Dean Martin - He made a public reconciliation with Jerry Lewis on Lewis' Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon in 1976
Sammy Petrillo - On the October 5, 1982, edition of the TV morning show "Today", host Bryant Gumbel showed a montage of clips of guest Jerry Lewis, there promoting his autobiography " Jerry Lewis in Person" and the movie "The King of Comedy"
He followed this up with a critically acclaimed performance in Martin Scorsese's 1983 film, "The King of Comedy", in which Lewis plays a late-night TV host plagued by obsessive fans
Philippe Clair - In 1984, he managed the greatest coup of his career by casting Jerry Lewis in the film "How Did You Get In- We Didn't See You Leave"
In 1994, he made his Broadway debut, as a replacement cast member playing the Devil in a revival of the baseball musical, "Damn Yankees", choreographed by future film director Rob Marshall
In 1999, his Australian tour was cut short when he had to be hospitalized in Darwin, Northern Territory with viral meningitis
The Nutty Professor (1996 film) - While the film was made with the help of Jerry Lewis , he later recanted his position in an interview in the January 30/February 6, 2009 edition of "Entertainment Weekly" magazine
In September 2001, Lewis was unable to perform at a planned London charity event
Yo Yo - In 2007, "Time Out London" described the film as "possibly the best of Etaix's features", and wrote that "Etaix has just enough astringency to keep sentimentality at bay, and his mastery of the sight gag amply justifies Jerry Lewis' enthusiasm for the film, which is singularly beautifully shot by Jean Boffety
Hollywood or Bust - The film was included on a five-film DVD set, the "Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Collection: Volume Two", released on June 5, 2007
The Nutty Professor - An animated direct-to-DVD sequel, "The Nutty Professor" starring Jerry Lewis and Drake Bell, was released November 25, 2008
On February 22, 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Lewis the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian award
In June 2017, Lewis was hospitalized at a Las Vegas hospital after suffering from a urinary tract infection