Play Steptoe and Son GamesContact Us about anything do to with Steptoe and Son

RIP Jerry Lewis 1926 to 2017

An opportunity to share some memories of our TV, Radio and Film stars who have gone to that Great Rag and Bone Yard in the Sky !

Moderators: Archie, Dirty Old Yank, PhilGlass

RIP Jerry Lewis 1926 to 2017

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:33 pm

With great sadness it's been announced that the comedy icon Jerry Lewis has died aged 91yrs.

Jerry Lewis was born Joseph Levitch to Russian Jewish immigrant in 1926 in the state of New Jersey, USA. He in the beginning used stage-name Joey Lewis, but later changed it to Jerry not to confuse it with the comedy act same name. Joey E. Lewis and heavyweight boxer, Joe Louis. He hit the bigtime in 1946 as part of double act with fellow acting icon, Dean Martin, did numerous radio/stage & comedy films together before their split in 1956 due to Martin citing his reduced role in the partnership. Both finally reconciled their differences in 1987 after the death of the star's air-force pilot son, Dean Paul Martin, who tragically died in a plane crash aged just 35yrs. As a solo performer made cult films such as, A Visit To A Small Planet (1960), The Bellboy (1960), Cinderfella (1960), Errand Boy (1961), Nutty Professor (1963) etc. He also was first artist to start what is know as the televised charity event, "The Telethon" , making millions for charity throughout the years. Was also a world-renowned humanitarian who supported fundraising for research into muscular dystrophy, and until 2011, served as national chairman of and spokesman for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (formerly, the Muscular Dystrophy Associations of America. He even in the twilight of his life, suggested he wanted to do another movie. RIP Jerry. :|

Image
Cheer if you love Steptoe & Son!

You dirty old man, cow son! Bognor here we come!
User avatar
Ilovesteptoe
 
Posts: 970
Joined: Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:24 pm
Location: In Swansea City travelling on my cart totting for deals!

Return to RIP - In Memoriam

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron

 

 

Testing