Jerry Lewis on stage at the RKO Palace, February 7, 1957.
Jer sure did clean up good!
"But what I’d really like to see is Jerry Lewis being surrounded by Verne Gagne, Chris Taylor, and Andre the Giant —— ah, here we go!"
Borrowed this from my FB buddy and “Jerry Lewis Films” author:
Jim Neibauer, so credit goes to him. Oops~ and he just told me he borrowed it from another. :)
Jer on the set of The Nutty Professor.
On location, ASU.
Visit to a Small Planet
Vintage ad from Variety
MDA congratulated JL on their Facebook page yesterday for his receiving the ICG Publicists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.
It seems to have mostly pissed people off, being that MDA acknowledged this achievement after dismissing him from the Labor Day Telethons, and handling it so poorly.
Jerry, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement and presenter Carol Burnett at the ICG Publicists luncheon yesterday
Jerry Lewis co-hosting the Mike Douglas Show, 1970.
A highlight of the annual luncheon on the Friday before the Oscars was the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to actor, comedian, writer, producer and director Jerry Lewis by comedienne Carol Burnett.
Burnett said Lewis had inspired her love of comedy when she first saw him on the big screen as a teenager while attending Hollywood High School in 1949 in the movie My Friend Irma, which also starred his then-partner Dean Martin. She also praised Lewis for his work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, helping raise over $2.6 billion.
“For someone who has been quite open about feelings for the press, to get anything from them is a miracle,” said Lewis, now 87, in his acceptance. “But I really know the importance of what you guys do. I respect that.
Carol and Jerry Lewis :)
Man alive! I LOVE this whole musical segment!
Jer sure knew how to use music to his advantage in a flick!
And Jer sure knew his music.
And his filming.
Jerry Lewis visiting Rosemary Clooney on the set of Here Come the Girls, February, 1949.
Jerry Lewis explains to Ed Sullivan how he should announce his show, on The Ed Sullivan Show, 1960.
In the early days, on the NBC airwaves.
Through the years…
"Preliminary party plans are underway to celebrate entertainment legend Jerry Lewis’ March 16 birthday. Jerry turns 88, and Strip performers are discussing a tribute show for the comedy icon with producer John Simpson."