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Updated: 08/21/2017 03:35 PM | First Published: 08/21/2017 08:58 AM

Jerry Lewis died after a brief illness

Jerry Lewis laughing with mouth open

Jerry Lewis was born on March 16, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey. Both of his parents were performers so Lewis got his start in the entertainment industry pretty early in life. He changed his name from Joseph Levitch to Lewis in his teenage years and performed at the Catskill Mountain resorts.







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