A comedian, actor, film producer, writer and film director known for his slapstick humor and his charity fund-raising telethons for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Lewis has won many prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards from The American Comedy Awards, The Golden Camera, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, The Venice Film Festival and he has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lewis currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lewis was originally paired up in 1946 with Dean Martin, and formed the comedy team of Martin and Lewis. In addition to the team`s popular nightclub work, they starred in a successful series of comedy films for Paramount. The act broke up ten years later.
Full Name at Birth
Jerome Joseph Levitch
Le Roi du Crazy
The King of Comedy
91 (age at death)
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Location of Death
Cause of Death
Cremated, ashes given to family
Comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director
Claim to Fame
Martin And Lewis, The Nutty Professor, MDA Spokesperson
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
(early 1970s) TV commercials: Selchow & Righter board games
(1991) TV commercial: Diet Pepsi
(2012) TV commercial: Appeared on an infomercial, hosted by Carol Burnett, for Time-Life's "The Best of the Carol Burnett Show" DVD collection
(1980) TV commercial: 7-11 convenience stores.