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Lewis in the 1960s
|Birth name||Joseph Levitch|
16 Mairch 1926|
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
20 August 2017 (aged 91)|
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
|Medium||Stage, film, televeesion, radio|
|Genres||Chairacter comedy, pheesical comedy|
|Childer||7 includin Gary Lewis|
Jerry Lewis (born Joseph or Jerome Levitch, dependin on the soorce; Mairch 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017) wis an American actor, comedian, sangster, film producer, film director, screenwriter an humanitarian.
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- Kehr, Dave (August 20, 2017). "Jerry Lewis, Mercurial Comedian and Filmmaker, Dies at 91". The New York Times.
Most sources, including his 1982 autobiography, “Jerry Lewis: In Person,” give his birth name as Joseph Levitch. But Shawn Levy, author of the exhaustive 1996 biography “King of Comedy: The Life and Art of Jerry Lewis,” unearthed a birth record that gave his first name as Jerome.