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Comedian Jerry Lewis (91) died

Comedian Jerry Lewis (91) died

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In Las Vegas is the American comedian Jerry Lewis at the age of 91 died. That his family has announced. Lewis was right after the war known as the comedian. He then worked with Dean Martin. Also directed and played in numerous films.

Jerry Lewis was born in 1926 in Newark, new jersey. His father was also a comedian.

In 1946, Lewis collaborating with singer Dean Martin. Three years later they were to be seen in their first film. In 1956 were Lewis and Martin together on the stick and went to the popular duo from each other. Twenty years later, the atonement, and they performed together during a television broadcast.

As an actor, fourth Lewis, especially in the fifties was a huge success. As a director he had success with the film The Nutty Professor from 1963. In the nineties, which made Eddie Murphy a remake of the comedy film.

After a less successful period, Lewis in the early eighties, a rather successful comeback on the silver screen. That happened in the movie The King of Comedy from Martin Scorsese. His last small role he played in 2016 in the movie the Trust.

Lewis was widely praised as a comedian. Not only in the United States but also in France. There he was appointed Knight in the French Legion of Honor and in 2006 he was promoted to Commander. In 1977 he was nominated for the Nobel prize because of his work for charitable institutions.

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