Jerry Lewis Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


15th January 2014

Fact: Actor Jerry Lewis is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon in February (14). The Nutty Professor star will be feted for his work in movies and Tv, as well as his humanitarian efforts at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in California on 28 February (14). Past recipients of the award include Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone and Kirk Douglas


5th March 2012

Fact: Veteran comedian Jerry Lewis will celebrate his upcoming 86th birthday with a party at the infamous New York Friars Club. The funnyman, who is a longtime member of the organisation, will mark his big day on 16 March (12).


7th September 2010

Fact: Funnyman Jerry Lewis' 2010 Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon raised $58.9 million (£39.2 million) for the charity. Barry Manilow and Michael Feinstein were among the stars who joined the comic for the 45th annual fundraiser, staged in Las Vegas.


8th September 2009

Fact: Beloved comedian Jerry Lewis raised $60.5 million (£40 million) for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which funds research to find a cure for the disease, at his annual Labor Day telethon on Monday (07Sep09).


16th May 2009

Fact: Funnyman Jerry Lewis is set to make his first major film appearance for 25 years in a new independent drama. Lewis will play a widower looking back at his life in MAX ROSE.


2nd September 2008

Fact: Beloved comedian Jerry Lewis raised a record $65 million (GBP35.1 million) for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which funds research to find a cure for the disease, at his annual Labor Day telethon on Monday (01Sep08).


25th August 2007

Quote: "I'm gonna go for 101, but I wanna do a television special for my 101st birthday. If I can talk, I'm gonna take down some people in this business." Funnyman Jerry Lewis, 81, has big plans for life after 100.


25th August 2007

Quote: "I've got a Paris Hilton doll that I kick in the face." Funnyman Jerry Lewis isn't laughing when it comes to his feelings for Paris Hilton.


24th August 2007

Quote: "I'm great. The heart attack was the best thing to happen; I found out why I'm walking so slow." Beloved comedian Jerry Lewis jokes about his 2006 heart attack.


1st September 2005

Fact: <p>Celine Dion, Elton John, Loretta Lynn and George Clinton are among the stars scheduled to perform at comedian Jerry Lewis' 40th annual TV telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The eight-hour marathon of performances and pledges airs on Sunday (04SEP05) in America. </p>


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