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Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis

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Also Known As: Died: August 20, 2017
Born: March 16, 1926 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1948:
Signed a contract with Universal-International
1949:
Performed in the Martin and Lewis radio show
1950:
Formed Gar-Ron Productions (named after sons Gary and Ronald)
1956:
Ended partnership with Dean Martin; later formed Jerry Lewis Productions
1957:
Produced first film without Martin, "The Delicate Delinquet"
1959:
Signed a long-term exclusive contract with Paramount
1961:
Directed and starred in the comedy "The Ladies Man"
1964:
Last picture with Tashlin, "The Disorderly Orderly"
1965:
Discontinued asociation with Paramount
1966:
Appeared as master of ceremonies for first "Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon"; began ongoing association with MDA
1969:
Directed Sammy Davis and Peter Lawford in "One More Time"; only time Lewis directed without also acting in the film
1970:
Last released film for 11 years, "Which Way to the Front?"
1976:
Acted on stage in "Helzapoppin"; show closed before reaching Broadway
1991:
Starred in "Arizona Dream" with Johnny Depp and Faye Dunnaway
1994:
Traveled to Blackpool, England to make "Funny Bones" for Hollywood Pictures
1997:
Reprised role of Applegate in the London production of "Damn Yankees"
2000:
Signed 20-year contract with the Orleans Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, marking his return to Vegas after a 12-year absence
2005:
Wrote a book about his partnership with Dean Martin titled <i>Dean & Me (A Love Story)</i>
2006:
Guest starred on an episode of "Law and Order: SVU" (NBC) as the homeless uncle of Detective Munch (Richard Belzer)

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