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    Born on March 16, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey

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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

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Best of Late Night TV: Key & Peele, Sex Tips, Julianna Margulies's Musical Announcements (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Sep 17th 2014, 3:07AM

Sep 17th 2014, 3:07AM

Jerry Lewis's 'The Day the Clown Cried': Footage From Controversial Film Surfaces (VIDEO)

Posted by
Laura Larson on Aug 12th 2013, 7:00AM

Aug 12th 2013, 7:00AM

'The King of Comedy': Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis Celebrate Film's 30th Anniversary at Tribeca

Posted by
Alex Suskind on Apr 27th 2013, 10:48PM

Apr 27th 2013, 10:48PM

Jerry Lewis Films Set for Remakes

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Jan 19th 2011, 11:40PM

Jan 19th 2011, 11:40PM

Double Features of Summer: 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' and 'The Ladies Man'

Posted by
Jeffrey M. Anderson on Jul 16th 2010, 10:18AM

Jul 16th 2010, 10:18AM

The Inaugural On-Screen Geek-Off Tournament: Round #2!

Posted by
William Goss on Jan 24th 2010, 5:15PM

Jan 24th 2010, 5:15PM

Who Are Your Favorite Movie Professors?

Posted by
Peter Martin on Jul 10th 2009, 8:02AM

Jul 10th 2009, 8:02AM

Cinematical Seven: Comebacks That Didn't Take

Posted by
Jeffrey M. Anderson on May 6th 2008, 5:32PM

May 6th 2008, 5:32PM

RvB's After Images: Artists and Models (1955)

Posted by
Richard von Busack on Apr 21st 2008, 1:02PM

Apr 21st 2008, 1:02PM

Kubrick: Cruise and Kidman Ruined Eyes Wide Shut

Posted by
Kevin Kelly on Oct 5th 2006, 9:31AM

Oct 5th 2006, 9:31AM

Another Freakin' Nutty Professor

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Aug 8th 2006, 1:32PM

Aug 8th 2006, 1:32PM

Yet Another Holocaust Clown Movie

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Jul 13th 2006, 10:08AM

Jul 13th 2006, 10:08AM

Lewis to Revisit Nutty Professor; Eddie Murphy Not Invited

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Jun 7th 2006, 1:08PM

Jun 7th 2006, 1:08PM

Vintage Image of the Day: Happy Birthday, Jerry Lewis

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Mar 16th 2006, 4:30PM

Mar 16th 2006, 4:30PM

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