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Jerry LEWIS

American Jerry LEWIS

born Jerome Joseph LEVITCH

American comedian, actor, singer, filmmaker and humanitarian

Source :  Mary CUMMINS

Born: on March 16, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: on August 20, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States


Biography

Lewis was born on March 16, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, to Daniel "Danny" Levitch (1902–80), a master of ceremonies and vaudevillian, who performed under the stage name Danny Lewis, from New York whose parents immigrated to the United States from the Russian Empire, and Rachael "Rae" Levitch (née Brodsky; 1903–83), a WOR pianist and Danny's music director from Warsaw. Reports as to his birth name are conflicting; in Lewis' 1982 autobiography, he claimed his birth name was Joseph, after his maternal grandfather, but his birth certificate, the 1930 U. S. Census, and the 1940 U. S. Census all name him as Jerome.

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- Category Actor, Director, Singer & Musician