Comedian Jerry Lewis has passed away today at the age of 91. If you grew up anywhere between the 1950's and now you likely watched his movies as a kid. Lewis brought a unique style of comedy to Hollywood and with it he brought laughter into all of our homes. He was born on March 16th, 1926 and by the time he was 25 he was a hit sensation along with his partner Dean Martin. The two were known for their comedy duo but eventually their act split off and each began starring in their own motion pictures. Lewis wasn't just a comedian, he was an actor, singer, film producer, director, screenwriter and humanitarian.
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Some of Lewis's most popular films included At War with the Army, Road to Bali, The Bellboy, The Nutty Professor and The Disorderly Orderly. His last film before passing away was called Max Rose, an American drama film released in 2016. Lewis had many health ailments over the years but that didn't hold him back from doing what he loved. In 1983 he had open heart surgery, following that just five years later he had surgery for prostate cancer and in 2006 he had a heart attack as well as pulmonary fibrosis.
His death marks the end of a great American comedy legend and his smiling face will be missed by young and old. At least he leaves behind a legacy in film that we can watch long after he's gone. He entertained people from around the globe for nearly a century. In a quote, Lewis said "I never tell an audience what they can expect. I never have and I never will."
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