From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Jerry Lewis (born on March 16, 1926, according to most sources), is an American comedian, actor, film producer, writer and director known for his slapstick humor and his charity fund-raising telethons for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Jerry 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. Aside from popular nightclub work, they starred in a successful series of comedy films for Paramount Pictures. The team broke up ten years later.