THE famous comedian spent 70 years in the entertainment industry before passing away 2017.
Lewis made his fortune through his many acclaimed movie, TV and stage gigs.
Who was Jerry Lewis?
Jerry Lewis, born in 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, was a famous actor, singer and comedian.
Lewis began performing on-stage at just 15, and continued performing until he died at 91.
Lewis’ first major gig was performing on stage alongside Dean Martin, where the duo would ad lib comedy routines at a club in New York City. In 1950, they signed with NBC to host The Comedy Hour every week.
From there, Lewis continued his work in several films including The Nutty Professor and Rock-A-Bye-Baby.
Lewis continued his career in comedy performing on stage, writing, directing, and starring in films throughout his whole career. He won both an Oscar and an Emmy during his time as a performer.
Lewis struggled with various health issues throughout his life, including diabetes, pulmonary fibrosis and muscular dystrophy. Ultimately, he died of heart failure.
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What is Jerry Lewis’ net worth?
Lewis had a long and illustrious career, and saved up some of his assets for many years.
Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Lewis was worth $50million before his passing.
Lewis left behind six children. One of his sons committed suicide in 2009. Lewis had six sons with his first wife, and later adopted a daughter with his second wife.
His only daughter, Danielle Lewis is 29 today, making her 30-40 years younger than her half-siblings.
Jerry Lewis accepting an award in Las Vegas, 2015[/caption]
Was Jerry Lewis married?
Lewis was married twice in his lifetime. He had six kids with his first wife, Patti Palmer, whom he was married to from 1944-1980.
His second wife, SanDee Pitnick, was with Lewis when he died in 2017. The two were married in 1983, and shared one daughter.
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