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  • Jerry Lewis

    Born on March 16, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey

awards & nominations

The King of Comedy (1983)

Jerry Lewis as "Jerry Langford"

Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) is a failure in life but a celebrity in his own mind, hosting an imaginary talk show in his mother's basement. When he meets actual talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis), he's convinced it will provide his big break, but Langford isn't interested in the would-be comedian. Undaunted, Pupkin effectively stalks Langford -- and when that doesn't work, he kidnaps him, offering his release in exchange for a guest spot on Langford's show.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983) Nominated Supporting Actor

Boeing Boeing (1965)

Jerry Lewis as "Robert Reed"

American journalist Bernard Lawrence (Tony Curtis) has his hands full in the romance department: he has three girlfriends, all stewardesses. Ingeniously, he's arranged it so that their layovers don't overlap, keeping each woman unaware of the others. But Bernard's foolproof scheme comes crashing down when new, fast jets are introduced. With the girls set to arrive at his Paris apartment all at once, matters are made worse by a surprise houseguest (Jerry Lewis) with a scheme of his own.

Golden Globe (1965) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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