Jerry Lewis

1926 - 2017

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Jerry Lewis (born Joseph Levitch; March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017) was an American comedian, actor, singer, director, producer, writer, and humanitarian. Nicknamed "The King of Comedy", his contributions to comedy and charity made him a global figure in pop culture. Starting in 1946, he performed with singer Dean Martin as the famous duo Martin and Lewis until 1956, then went as a solo act and highest-grossing movie star. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerry Lewis has received more than 11,577,670 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Jerry Lewis is the 302nd most popular actor (down from 178th in 2019), the 546th most popular biography from United States (down from 342nd in 2019) and the 149th most popular Actor.

Jerry Lewis is a comedian, actor, singer, author, and film producer. He is best known for his comedy partnership with Dean Martin.

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  • 76

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  • 3.86

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  • 5.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Jerry Lewis ranks 302 out of 9,996Before him are Liv Ullmann, Jennifer Aniston, Matt Damon, Lino Ventura, Lída Baarová, and Nathalie Delon. After him are Anthony Perkins, Juliette Gréco, Salma Hayek, James Caan, Robbie Coltrane, and Farrah Fawcett.

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Among people born in 1926, Jerry Lewis ranks 28Before him are Prince Claus of the Netherlands, John Coltrane, Allen Ginsberg, Harper Lee, Ivan Illich, and Yusuf al-Qaradawi. After him are Clifford Geertz, David Attenborough, Ben Roy Mottelson, Leopoldo Galtieri, Donald A. Glaser, and Margot Frank. Among people deceased in 2017, Jerry Lewis ranks 22Before him are John Hurt, Mireille Darc, Manuel Noriega, Johnny Hallyday, Glen Campbell, and Ali Abdullah Saleh. After him are Hans Georg Dehmelt, Martin Landau, Mário Soares, Lotfi A. Zadeh, George A. Romero, and Nicolaas Bloembergen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jerry Lewis ranks 546 out of 18,182Before him are Sidney Sheldon (1917), Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), John Howard Northrop (1891), T. S. Eliot (1888), James E. Webb (1906), and Nelson Rockefeller (1908). After him are Anthony Perkins (1932), Francis Fukuyama (1952), James Caan (1940), Margaret Keane (1927), Ernest Lawrence (1901), and Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Jerry Lewis ranks 149Before him are George Peppard (1928), James Coburn (1928), Bradley Cooper (1975), F. Murray Abraham (1939), Jennifer Aniston (1969), and Matt Damon (1970). After him are Anthony Perkins (1932), James Caan (1940), Farrah Fawcett (1947), Doris Day (1922), Gene Kelly (1912), and Martin Landau (1928).

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