Birth Name: Jerry Lewis
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, USA
He was born Joseph Levitch in Newark, NJ on March 16, 1926. His parents were both showbiz professionals; father Daniel, who performed as Danny Lewis, was a master of ceremonies and all-around entertainer, and mother Rachel, or Rae, played piano on New York radio station WOR while serving as her husband's musical director. Lewis spent much of his early years under the care of relatives while his parents played the Borscht Belt circuit, though he would join them for summers while they performed in the Catskills. It seems only logical that Lewis would follow in their footsteps, so by the age of five, he had made his stage debut singing the Tin Pan Alley standard "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"...
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