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Jerry Lewis

Producer, Director, Actor, Screenwriter
16 March 1926 to 20 August 2017

An American producer, director, screenwriter and actor who found fame in a double act with Dean Martin, Lewis began working behind the camera after their partnership came to an end in 1956. His best known work included The Bellboy (1960) and The Nutty Professor (1963), and as an actor he received a BAFTA nomination for The King of Comedy (1982).

Read Jerry Lewis's Guardian obituary here.