Jerry Lewis

1926 - 2017

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Jerry Lewis (born Joseph Levitch; March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017) was an American comedian, actor, filmmaker, humanitarian and singer. Nicknamed "The King of Comedy", he is regarded as one of the most significant American cultural figures of the 20th century and was widely known for his "kid" and "idiot" persona. His contributions to film and charity, along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in pop culture over an eight-decade career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerry Lewis has received more than 10,736,158 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Jerry Lewis is the 178th most popular actor (up from 218th in 2019), the 342nd most popular biography from United States (up from 443rd in 2019) and the 92nd most popular American 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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  • 75

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  • 4.78

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  • 5.34

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Among actors, Jerry Lewis ranks 178 out of 10,030Before him are David Suchet, Anita Ekberg, David Carradine, Russell Crowe, Gary Oldman, and Vanessa Redgrave. After him are Jane Birkin, Angelina Jolie, Timothy Dalton, John Hurt, Anthony Perkins, and Gérard Philipe.

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Among people born in 1926, Jerry Lewis ranks 19Before him are Miles Davis, René Goscinny, Klaus Kinski, Hugh Hefner, Andrzej Wajda, and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. After him are Svetlana Alliluyeva, Paul Bocuse, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, John Coltrane, Allen Ginsberg, and Ivan Illich. Among people deceased in 2017, Jerry Lewis ranks 14Before him are Stanislav Petrov, Salvatore Riina, Michael I of Romania, Hugh Hefner, Jeanne Moreau, and Jalal Talabani. After him are John Hurt, Manuel Noriega, Raymond Kopa, Glen Campbell, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and George A. Romero.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jerry Lewis ranks 342 out of 15,968Before him are Pete Conrad (1930), Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958), Stevie Wonder (1950), Andrew Johnson (1808), David Carradine (1936), and James A. Garfield (1831). After him are Kurt Cobain (1967), Paul Auster (1947), Angelina Jolie (1975), Richard Bach (1936), Charlie Parker (1920), and Mary Cassatt (1844).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Jerry Lewis ranks 92Before him are Kevin Costner (1955), Ben Affleck (1972), Rock Hudson (1925), Caitlyn Jenner (1949), Martin Sheen (1940), and David Carradine (1936). After him are Angelina Jolie (1975), Anthony Perkins (1932), Montgomery Clift (1920), Dennis Hopper (1936), Kathy Bates (1948), and George Clooney (1961).

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