Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis was born in Newark, New Jersey on March 16, 1926, he is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio.

He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis. In addition to the duo's popular nightclub work, they starred in a successful series of comedy films for Paramount Pictures. The partnership ended on July 24, 1956.

After the split from Martin, Lewis remained at Paramount and became a major comedy star with his first film as a solo comic, The Delicate Delinquent (1957).

In the U.S. Lewis is best known as the host, for more than 40 years, of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual Labor Day Telethon and national chairman of the MDA.

Lewis has won several awards for lifetime achievements from The American Comedy Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and Venice Film Festival, and he has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2005, he received the Governors Award of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors, which is the highest Emmy Award presented.

On February 22, 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Lewis the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. (Wikipedia)

My Friend Irma (1949)

My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)

At War With the Army (1950) German poster

Jumping Jacks (1952)

Sailor Beware (1952)

Sailor Beware (1952)

The Stooge (1952)

Scared Stiff (1953) Belgian poster

Scared Stiff (1953)

The Caddy (1953)

The Caddy (1953) German poster

3 Ring Circus (1954)

3 Ring Circus (1954)

Living it Up (1954)

Artists and Models (1955)

You're Never Too Young (1955)

Pardners (1956)

Pardners (1956)

Hollywood or Bust (1956)

The Delicate Delinquent (1957)

The Delicate Delinquent (1957)

The Sad Sack (1957)

Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958)

Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958) Belgian poster

The Geisha Boy (1958)

Don't Give Up the Ship (1959)

The Bellboy (1960)

Visit to a Small Planet (1960)

Cinderfella (1960)

The Errand Boy (1961)

The Ladies Man (1961)

It's Only Money (1962)

It's Only Money (1962) German poster
The Nutty Professor (1963)

The Nutty Professor (1963) German poster

Who's Minding the Store (1963)

The Disorderly Orderly (1964)

The Disorderly Orderly (1964) Japanese poster

The Patsy (1964)

Boeing Boeing (1965)

Boeing Boeing (1965)

The Family Jewels (1965)

Way... Way Out (1966)

Way... Way Out (1966) Japanese poster

The Big Mouth (1967)

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968)

Hook, Line & Sinker (1969)

Which Way to the Front? (1970)

Slapstick of Another Kind (1982)

The King of Comedy (1982)

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