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Comedian, actor, and muscular dystrophy telethon host who formed one of history’s greatest comedy teams with Dean Martin. He received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, The American Comedy Awards, and the Venice Film Festival.
His father, Daniel Levitch, was a vaudeville entertainer and his mother, Rachel, was employed as the local radio station’s piano player. He was married to Patti Palmer from 1944 to 1980 and then married SanDee Pitnick in 1983. He had seven kids.
How did Jerry Lewis die?
Jerry Lewis' death was caused by Cardiovascular Disease.
|Cause of death||Cardiovascular Disease|
|Age of death||91 years|
|Birthday||March 16, 1926|
|Death date||August 20, 2017|
|Place of death||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Place of burial||Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend|
You can’t be faulted for being selfish if you’re going to get better because of it.Jerry Lewis
Don’t you understand how dramatic it is to be a comic? To be a fool, to get people to laugh at this show-off? Milton Berle could take Laurence Olivier and stick him under the table if he wanted to. And so could I.Jerry Lewis
I’ve had great success being a total idiot.Jerry Lewis
From 1936 on, I have taken more falls than any other 20 comedians put together. From the time I was 21, I’ve taken them on everything from clay courts to cement to wood floors, coming off pianos, going out a two-story window, landing on Dean, falling into the rough. You do that and you’re gonna have problems.Jerry Lewis
I’m really not thick-skinned – my wife will tell you that I take sunsets personally – but I know that I’ve got the belly for whatever comes down the pike. I think it’s tenacity. You’ve been there before, and you just have to recall, ‘How did I handle that one?’Jerry Lewis