Essay on The King of Comedy Life of Jerry Lewis

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The King of Comedy Life of Jerry Lewis

"I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not differ nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again"(TOJLCMS, 5). For Jerry Lewis, this was a common outlook he had. Jerry has devoted his life to entertaining others and putting a smile on their faces. Although he did suffer numerous struggles, Jerry Lewis has still successfully made it to the top (Lewis, 3).
Joseph Levitch was born March 16, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey. He was born to Danny and Rae Levitch (Levy, 1). "Jerry's folks were part time entertainers and because of this, he was left home a lot" (Lewis, 15). The only
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"In less then eighteen weeks, the salaries of Martin and Lewis soared from $250.00 a week to $5,000.00 a week" (Shaviro, 1). Together they made a total of 16 films over a 10-year span (Shaviro, 1). "On July 25th of the year the two made their last nightclub appearance together at the Copacabana, exactly 10 years to the day since they became a team" (Shaviro, 1).
Jerry then met a female by the name of Patti. "Jerry and Patti were married by a justice of peace in Greenwich Connecticut" (Levy, 50). Patti was a Catholic but did not wanted to convert to Judaism because she felt secure in her faith since childhood (Levy, 50). "In April of 1943, before the authority of a rabbi and the watchful eye of Rae, Danny, and a small brood of aunts and uncles, and cousins, Jerry and his six month pregnant wife stood under a Chuppah to be married once again" (Levy, 50).
Lewis had a love for baseball. "During the 50's and 60's, Jerry played 1st base with numerous Professional baseball teams and trained every year with the LA Dodgers" (TOJLCMS, 2). Through this experience, He has become close friends with Gil Hodges (TOJLCMS, 2).
Lewis acted, wrote, produced, and directed many movies. His movies consist of My friend Irma, My Friend Irma Goes West, At War With The Army, That's My Boy, Sailor Beware, Jumping Jacks, The Stooge, Scared Stiff, The Caddy, Money From Home, Living It Up, Three Ring Circus, Your Never Too Young, Artist And Models,