Jerry has been performing since he was five years old.
He has 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; one for motion pictures at 6801 Hollywood Blvd and one for television.
Jerry is featured in comic books published by DC Comics "The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis" from 1952-57. After Jerry & Dean broke up, DC featured Jerry solo, until 1971, in "The Adventures of Jerry Lewis".
Jerry first started recording prank telephone calls in the 1950's.
Jerry postponed a live performance after suffering a heart attack on June 12, 2006. Jerry was due to perform for the Orleans hotel-casino in Las Vegas in July.
Jerry went to school with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.
Jerry suffers from Diabetes and Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Jerry was a big fan of the book by J.D.Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. He wanted to direct a movie version of the book, but never got Salinger to give him permission.
Jerry was the first filmmaker to develop and use the video-assist on location device.
Jerry ran the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon every year for 50 years, and he has raised more than $2 billion in the fight against muscular dystrophy.
Jerry's oldest son put together a band and made it big on the music charts. The band was Gary Lewis and the Playboys. They are best known for their hit song "This Diamond Ring."
Jerry's father was actor Danny Lewis.
Jerry was the highest paid performer in history in his role as the devil in the Broadway hit Damn Yankees.
Jerry was honored by the French Legion of Honor in 1984 and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.
Jerry has some very strange quirks about him. He gives away his suits instead of having them cleaned and will never wear a pair of socks twice.
Jerry adopted his last name Lewis from his actor-father's stage name.
Jerry was very sick in 1992 and underwent surgery for prostate cancer.
Jerry had open heart surgery in 1983.
Jerry claims to have been thrown out of high school for punching the principal who supposedly offended him with Anti-Semitic remarks.
Jerry is sometimes credited for his work as Martin & Lewis.
Jerry teamed up Dean Martin from 1946 until 1956.
Jerry's birth place was Newark, New Jersey.
Jerry's trademark in the business is Rapid one-take directing. Geeky, spastic on-screen comedy. Laaa-dy and Theme song: Rock-a-Bye Your Baby (With a Dixie Melody).
Jerry had 6 children with Palmer.
Jerry was married to Patti Palmer on October 3, 1944 and they divorced in October 1982.
When Jerry was in Italy, the Italians had a nickname for him it was "Le Roi du Crazy Picchiatello".
Jerry is 5'10 ½" tall.
Jerry: There is no gap between comedy and tragedy.
Jerry: When I was a kid I said to my Father one afternoon, Will you take me to the zoo? He answered, If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.
Jerry: I've had great success being a total idiot.
Jerry: People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius.
Jerry: Pity? You don't want to be pitied because you're a cripple in a wheelchair? Stay in your house!
Jerry: When I sit back and think a little more rationally, I realize my life is half, so I must learn to do things halfway. I just have to learn to try to be good at being a half a person ... and get on with my life.
Jerry: Martin is the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life.
Jerry: For the work I've done, I've been accused of being so selfless, but I have to correct that: I'm probably the most selfish man you'll ever meet in life, because no one gets the satisfaction or joy that I get in seeing kids realize there is hope
Jerry: If a chick turned me down years ago, I said, There's another few outside, don't worry about it. I can't take no when I know children and victims are standing around waiting for someone to help them.
Jerry: Although, when you have a charity that's dealing with life and death today ... something that's really imminent, it's tough to tell other people what to do.
Jerry: That's a relationship we need to formalize, ... We would be absolutely foolish not to examine carefully the lessons learned, and there's an awful lot that we'll learn.
Jerry: I spent a half-million dollars just traveling, doing, trying [and] bringing doctors to me.
Jerry: When I was onstage doing the work, adrenaline killed the pain because I never hurt in front of an audience.
Jerry: We're leaving the House to people who either were born with a silver spoon in their mouth ... or couldn't get better jobs in the first place
Jerry: We're all getting diabetes from her cookies.
Jerry: It will take nothing less than a domestic Marshall Plan to rebuild our roads and utilities and homes and businesses
Jerry: The human needs in the Gulf region are all too apparent.
Jerry: The danger for children today, honey, is the news. Keep them away from news on television and you're going to have very, very fine, natural children.
Jerry: (In regards to his telethon) Of course, I'm not surprised. The American people have never let me down.
Jerry: We simply couldn't ignore the need to help. We already have the infrastructure in place.
Jerry: I'm overjoyed we were able to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina and at the same time continue our 40-year tradition of helping my kids
Jerry: I had a box of Kleenex and I'm bawling like a child and I'm not believing it, ... If I had the slightest chance of helping them a little, how do you not? ... These people are in trouble now.
Jerry: (Jerry Lewis announced Thursday that his annual Labor Day Telethon benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association will also reach out and solicit funds for Katrina relief efforts) While the needs of 'my kids' are with us all year round, Hurricane Katrina is a national disaster on a scale that's difficult to comprehend, ... We simply couldn't ignore the need to help. We already have the infrastructure in place.
Jerry: A woman doing comedy doesn't offend me, but sets me back a bit, ... I, as a viewer, have trouble with it. I think of her as a producing machine that brings babies in the world.
Jerry: Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms of a woman without also falling into her hands.
Jerry: My door is always open to any member who wishes to build consensus on reducing unnecessary spending. My preference is to consider any proposal in a thoughtful, deliberate manner rather than reading about it in the newspaper.
Jerry: I get paid for what most kids get punished for.
Jerry: The Doc told me I had a dual personality. Then he lays an 82 dollar bill on me, so I give him 41 bucks and say, 'Get the other 41 bucks from the other guy.