This is a beta version of NNDB. He started performing stand-up comedy at the age of He was 20 when he met crooner Dean Martin and they formed a song-and-dance act.
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For decades, Jerry Lewis' star had been as bright as any comedic force in America. Then, as if by design, he shifted gears and poured his energy and time into philanthropy as host of the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon, a charity event he hosted for 44 years. As he raised hundreds of millions, however, his own work as an actor and filmmaker became eclipsed, sliding into the distance.
Jerry Lee Lewis performing in the film Jamboree. Photo: Redferns. Inat around the same time that Lewis failed an audition to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, he was told by unimpressed Nashville record company execs that he should switch to the guitar.
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Elvis Presley's main rival in the s, Jerry Lee Lewis made some of rock and roll's most riotous and sexually charged records. Andrew Perry picks Lewis's 10 best songs. They struck gold with their second single, a lascivious song that Lewis had learnt while sneaking, under-age, into a local juke joint called Haney's Big House. John Lennon would later declare it "the perfect rock and roll record".
A beloved actor, comedian, and singer, Jerry Lewis—who celebrates his 91st birthday on March 16th—didn't always find a fan in his professional partner Dean Martin. Here, we revisit the dirty details of their partnership and other co-stars who struggled to stay civil. They seldom spoke to each other after that.
How Martin Scorsese's 'The King of Comedy' proved that Jerry Lewis — the filmmaker and comedy legend who passed away at 91 — was a first-rate actor. By the late s, Jerry Lewis was becoming perilously close to being a has-been. A Broadway show failed miserably. His longtime wife Patti filed for divorce.