Jerry Lewis Age, Death Cause, Affairs, Wife, Family, Biography, Facts & More

Jerry Lewis

Full NameJoseph Levitch
NicknameLe Roi du Crazy, Picchiatello, The King of Comedy
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Singer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet inches- 6’
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorGray
Personal Life
Date of BirthMarch 16, 1926
Birth PlaceNewark, New Jersey, United States
Date of DeathAugust 20, 2017
Place of DeathLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Age (at the time of death)91 Years
Death CauseCardiovascular disease
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
SignatureJerry Lewis Signature
HometownLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
SchoolIrvington High School
Educational Qualification10th standard
DebutFilm (Director): The Bellboy (1960)
Jerry Lewis Debut
Film (Actor): My Friend Irma (1949)
Jerry Lewis Debut As An Actor
Radio: The Martin and Lewis Show (1949)
The Martin and Lewis Show
FamilyFather- Danny Lewis, Entertainer
Mother- Rachel Rae Levitch, Piano Player
Jerry Lewis Parents
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
Ethnicity/RaceAshkenazi Jews
Address (FanMail)840 S Rancho Dr.
Suite 4-573
Las Vegas, NV 89106-3800
Favorite Things
Favorite ColorRed
Favorite FoodCalves liver and onions with whipped potatoes and no vegetables
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsMarlene Dietrich, German Actress
Jerry Lewis With His Ex-Girlfriend Marlene Dietrich
Marilyn Monroe, American Actress
Jerry Lewis (Middle) With His Ex-Girlfriend Marilyn Monroe (Right)
Jeanne Carmen, American Actress
Jerry Lewis With His Ex-Girlfriend Jeanne Carmen
Stella Stevens, American Actress
Jerry Lewis With His Ex-Girlfriend Stella Stevens
Gloria DeHaven, American Actress
Jerry Lewis With His Ex-Girlfriend Gloria DeHaven
Gina Lollobrigida, Italian Actress
Jerry Lewis Ex-Girlfriend Gina Lollobrigida
Wives/SpousesPatti Palmer (1944-1980)
Jerry Lewis With His Ex-Wife Patti Palmer
SanDee Pitnick (1983-2017)
Jerry Lewis With His Wife SanDee Pitnick
Marriage DateFebruary 13, 1983
ChildrenSons- Gary Lewis,
Jerry Lewis Son Gary Lewis
Joseph Lewis,
Anthony Lewis,
Christopher Joseph Lewis,
Jerry Lewis Son Christopher Joseph Lewis
Ronald Lewis,
Jerry Lewis Son Ronald Lewis
Scott Lewis
Jerry Lewis Son Scott Lewis
Daughter- Danielle Sarah Lewis
Jerry Lewis With His Daughter Danielle Sarah Lewis
Style Quotient
Car Collection1955 Cadillac
1955 Cadillac
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$50 million
Jerry Lewis

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jerry Lewis

  • Did Jerry Lewis smoke?: Yes Jerry Lewis Smoking
  • Did Jerry Lewis drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • At the age of 5, he made his debut as a singer and sung “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” at a resort.
  • Lewis dropped out of Irvington High School in the tenth grade.
  • He acted and directed a film titled “The Nutty Professor,” which was released in 1963. Jerry Lewis In The Nutty Professor
  • In his earlier fame life, he used the professional name ‘Joey Lewis’ but soon changed it to ‘Jerry Lewis’ to avoid confusion with comedian Joe E. Lewis.
  • He was a very notorious personality from his teens as he was always found doing pranks in his neighborhood including sneaking into kitchens to steal fried chicken and pies.
  • In 1946, Lewis started his 10-year partnership with Dean Martin and they made 16 movies together, in addition to scores of nightclub and television appearances.
  • Lewis was rejected for military services during world war II, because of a heart murmur.
  • In the late 1990s, he underwent Prednisone treatment for Pulmonary Fibrosis which resulted in a drastic change in Lewis’s appearance and weight.
  • He had six sons (one adopted) from his first wife Patti Palmer and one daughter from his second wife SanDee Pitnick (adopted).
  • He made his Broadway debut in “Damn Yankees” in 1995. Jerry Lewis In Damn Yankees
  • On June 11, 2006, he suffered a mild heart attack on a flight from New York to San Diego.
  • Despite being a fantastic writer, director, and producer, he became a major spokesman for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
  • He hosted the annual telethon “Muscular Dystrophy Association” for more than 40 years. Jerry Lewis Show
  • He loved playing with rabbits. Jerry Lewis Playing With Rabbit
  • In 2009, he was honored with the “Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award,” by Eddie Murphy at the 81st Academy Awards.

  • The last episode of MDA telethon was aired on September 6, 2010. Here’s a small glimpse of it:

  • On May 16, 2011, he announced his retirement as National Chairman of Muscular Dystrophy Association.
  • In June 2017, he was hospitalized at a Las Vegas hospital because of a urinary tract infection.
  • On August 20, 2017, at the age of 91, Lewis died at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada due to the Cardiovascular disease at 9:15 a.m.
  • A lot of tweets were posted on Twitter after his death, which showed how much his friends and fans loved him. Tweets After Lewis Death

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