Jerry Lewis


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  • Birth Name: Joseph Levitch
  • Birth Place: Newark, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/16/1926, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor; comedian; director; writer; producer
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VIDEO: See Long-Lost Footage from Jerry Lewis' Holocaust Film

Footage has surfaced from a long-lost 1972 Holocaust film starring, co-written and directed by Jerry Lewis — and it's not pretty.

The Day the Clown Cried, in which Lewis plays a circus performer who's captured by Nazis after making fun of Hitler and later uses his routines to amuse children in the concentration camp where he's sent, was scheduled to be released at the Cannes Film Festival shortly after it was made. But audience reaction at test screenings caused the film to be shelved, NBC News more

Jerry Lewis Released from Hospital After Collapsing

Comedian Jerry Lewis is back at his hotel after being hospitalized Tuesday night, USA Today reports.

Lewis was rushed to the hospital after low blood sugar caused the 86-year-old to collapse at a gala in New York City. Lewis was attending the event to present Tom Cruise with a Friars Club Entertainment Award, as well as to be honored with the club's Applause more

Critic's Guide to Weekend TV: Homeland Finale, Comedy With Jimmy Fallon, and More!

Let's cut to the must-see chase, which means jumping ahead to Sunday's big finales, starting with Showtime's Homeland, the series that topped my year-end Top 10 list (currently on display in TV Guide Magazine, soon to be posted, so stay tuned). read more


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Year Title Description
2013 An Evening With Jerry Lewis TV Show Series, Performer
2013 When Comedy Went To School Movie, Actor
2010 Jerry Lewis Telethon TV Show Series, Host
2010 Michel Legrand & Friends TV Show Series, Appearing
2009 Jerry Lewis Telethon TV Show Series, Host

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Comedy Writer Hal Kanter Dies at 92

Hal Kanter, the Emmy-winning comedy writer behind the groundbreaking series Julia, has died. He was 92.

Kanter died Sunday of complications from pneumonia at California's Encino Hospital, his daughter, Donna Kanter, told the Los Angeles Times.

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"What a dear man," friend Carl Reiner said. "He was considered one of the wits of the industry; there's no question about it. Any time he ...
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Eddie Murphy to Host the Oscars

Brett Ratner got his wish: Eddie Murphy will host the 84th Academy Awards, the academy announced Tuesday.

"Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever," Ratner, who's producing the Oscars, said. "With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances — especially on stage — I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and ...
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MDA Labor Day Telethon Raises $61.5 Million Sans Jerry Lewis

Despite the absence of longtime host Jerry Lewis, the 2011 Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon raised $61.5 million, up approximately $2.6 million from last year, The Associated Press reports.

Lewis was on the minds of many at the telethon, including co-host Nigel Lythgoe, who said he was sad the comedian didn't participate in the telethon. Lythgoe told the AP he had expected Lewis to... read more

MDA Telethon Begins with Tribute to Jerry Lewis

The annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon wasted no time in offering a tribute to its longtime host, Jerry Lewis, and potentially defusing any backlash or disappointment with his absence.

Jerry Lewis won't host this year's telethon

After a dance performance opened the show, Lewis' replacements — Nigel Lythgoe, Jann Carl, Alison Sweeney and Nancy O'Dell — took the stage and immediately took turns talking about the comedian/filmmaker's five-decade commitment to raising money for a cure. Huge photos of Lewis at various stages of his career served as a backdrop on stage as they talked.

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Rep: Jerry Lewis Not Reinstated as Telethon Host

Jerry Lewis still isn't hosting this year's Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon.

Despite a Las Vegas Review-Journal report to the contrary, Lewis' spokeswoman, Candi Cazau, tells Reuters that his status has not changed.

Jerry Lewis stepping down from Labor Day telethon

"Him being reinstated as the host of the MDA telethon is not accurate," Cazau said.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal had cited an unnamed source close to the comedian ...
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