The most acclaimed comedian of American Film and TV ‘Jerry Lewis’ had been spilling his cerebral peace of thoughts in different moods over different occasions. Archives from Lewis’s different speeches and quotes make us peep into his life, his success, his fall, his relationships and his way of combating with all afflictions, life was throwing on him.
Starting as partner with Singer Dean Martin in knockout comedy duo “Martin and Lewis” – 1949, Lewis made oodles laugh through his successive career.
Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis – 1951 – Comedy Routine “Bandstand Shenanigans”
A Comedian, Screen writer, Film Director, Film Producer, an actor and a philanthropic ‘Jerry Lewis’, portrayed his struggling days in such words.
“From 1936 on, I have taken more falls than any other 20 comedians put together. From the time I was 21, I’ve taken them on everything from clay courts to cement to wood floors, coming off pianos, going out a two-story window, landing on Dean, falling into the rough. You do that and you’re gonna have problems.” – Jerry Lewis
Jerry featured in 61 movies during his 68 years of film career and played multi types of characters. Lewis took a bow with his class and style in “Cinderfella” dance.
Lewis had his first cardiac attack while shooting film ‘Cinderfella’ in 1960. The Late slapstick comedian Jerry Lewis had always showed an ample understanding in all sapiens capacities.
“Every man’s dream is to be able to sink into the arms of a woman without also falling into her hands.”- Jerry Lewis’
The mad-rocking-playful guitar act in “Rock-A-Bye-Baby” (1958) is one of the most applauded part from the movie, people love to remember him as:
Last year, on his 90th birthday and on release of his last movie ‘Max Rose’ Jerry expressed his fear of death and losing his family.
“People say, “How would you like to be remembered?” I don’t want to be remembered. Gimme a break. What I want is to hear what’s great about me now. Let me hear it! In the box you don’t hear these eulogies.” – Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis, multi-talented 50s, 60s superstar has left us on August 20, 2017 in the age of 91. Lewis had been taking medical treatment for a urinary tract infection in a hospital in Las Vegas for June 2017.
P.S. Legends never die.
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