Is Jerry Lewis Living or Dead?

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American comedian, actor, film producer, writer and film director

Jerry Lewis is ...

Dead
Born 16 Mar 1926 in Newark
Died 20 Aug 2017 in Las Vegas
Age91 years, 5 months
Causecardiovascular system disease
Correction?
Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
Publicity photo of Jerry Lewis.

About Jerry Lewis

Joseph Levitch (March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017), known worldwide as Jerry Lewis, was an American comedian, actor, singer, director, producer, screenwriter and humanitarian, whose career spanned eight decades and was nicknamed "The King of Comedy". He was known for his partnership with Dean Martin as the groundbreaking act of Martin and Lewis. Lewis went on to star in, write, produce and direct many motion pictures, such as The Delicate Delinquent, The Sad Sack, Rock-A-Bye Baby, The Geisha Boy, Don't Give Up The Ship, Visit to a Small Planet, Cinderfella, The Bellboy, The Ladies' Man, The Errand Boy, It's Only Money, The Nutty Professor, Who's Minding the Store?, The Patsy, The Disorderly Orderly and The Family Jewels. Outside of his career, he supported fundraising for muscular dystrophy research, during 60 years as national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and 44 years hosting The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon every Labor Day weekend. In 1977, Lewis was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work. As one of the most successful performers in show business, with worldwide box office receipts of his films in excess of $800 million, Lewis received global acclaim for his unique ability and style with both comedy and drama. As part of Martin and Lewis and as a solo actor, he was voted Hollywood's top box-office draw from 1951 to 1965, in later years as the sole comedian.

Death

Lewis died at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada, at 9:15 a.m. (PDT) on August 20, 2017, at the age of 91. The cause was end-stage cardiac disease and peripheral artery disease. In his will, Lewis left his estate to his second wife of 34 years, SanDee Pitnick, and their daughter, and intentionally excluded his children from his first marriage as well as their descendants.

Films

Jerry Lewis has worked on the following films:

Road to Bali
1952 film by Hal Walker
1952
Arizona Dream
1993 film by Emir Kusturica
1993
Artists and Models
1955 film by Frank Tashlin
1955
Li'l Abner
1959 film by Melvin Frank
1959
Scared Stiff
1953 film by George Marshall
1953
Rock-A-Bye Baby
1958 film by Frank Tashlin
1958
Slapstick of Another Kind
1982 film by Steven Paul
1982
The Trust
2016 film by Alex Brewer and Ben Brewer
2016
Cinderfella
1960 film by Frank Tashlin
1960
My Friend Irma
1950 film by George Marshall
1950
Jumping Jacks
1952 film by Norman Taurog
1952
Don't Give Up the Ship
1959 film by Norman Taurog
1959
The Bellboy
1960 film by Jerry Lewis
1960
The Geisha Boy
1958 film by Frank Tashlin
1958
3 Ring Circus
1954 film by Joseph Pevney
1954
Visit to a Small Planet
1960 film by Norman Taurog
1960
The Caddy
1953 film by Norman Taurog
1953
At War with the Army
1950 film by Hal Walker
1950
Mr. Saturday Night
1992 film by Billy Crystal
1992
Boeing Boeing
1965 film by John Rich
1965
Living It Up
1954 film by Norman Taurog
1954
The Nutty Professor
2008
Hardly Working
1980 film by Jerry Lewis
1980
My Friend Irma Goes West
1950 film by Hal Walker
1950
Funny Bones
1995 film by Peter Chelsom
1995
Hollywood or Bust
1956 film by Frank Tashlin
1956
Way...Way Out
1966 film by Gordon Douglas
1966
The Family Jewels
1965 film by Jerry Lewis
1965
Pardners
1956 film by Norman Taurog
1956
Sailor Beware
1952 film by Hal Walker
1952
The Big Mouth
1967 film by Jerry Lewis
1967
Money from Home
1953 film by George Marshall
1953
The Patsy
1964 film by Jerry Lewis
1964
Who's Minding the Store?
1963 film by Frank Tashlin
1963
That's My Boy
1951 film by Hal Walker
1951
Red Line 7000
1965 film by Howard Hawks
1965
Cookie
comedy film by Warner Brothers.
1989
The Delicate Delinquent
1957 film by Don McGuire
1957
The Disorderly Orderly
1964 film by Frank Tashlin
1964
You're Never Too Young
1955 American comedy film
1955
The Ladies Man
1961 film by Jerry Lewis
1961
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River
1968 film by Jerry Paris
1968
Max Rose
2013 film by Daniel Noah
2013
The Sad Sack
1957 film by George Marshall
1957
Which Way to the Front?
1970 film by Jerry Lewis
1970
The Stooge
1952 film by Norman Taurog
1952
Three on a Couch
1966 film by Jerry Lewis
1966
Cracking Up
1983 film directed by Jerry Lewis
1983
Hook, Line & Sinker
1969 film by George Marshall
1969
The Errand Boy
1961 film by Jerry Lewis
1961
It's Only Money
1962 film by Frank Tashlin
1962
The Jazz Singer
1959 film by Ralph Nelson
1959
Par Où T'es Rentré? On T'a Pas Vu Sortir
1984 film by Philippe Clair
1984
All the Love You Cannes!
2002 film by Sean McGrath, Lloyd Kaufman
2002
Retenez Moi...Ou Je Fais Un Malheur
1984 film by Michel Gérard
1984
The Milkman
1950 film by Charles Barton
1950
Dying Laughing
2016 film by Lloyd Stanton, Paul Toogood
2016