More Than Nutty: Jerry Lewis (biography class) - Tues., 3/27/18 — Comedian, actor, singer, producer, director, writer, master of slapstick, Jerry Lewis celebrated a 91st birthday this year. New Jersey-born Joseph Levitch grew up in vaudeville and appeared on stage at age 5. But it was the partnership of Martin & Lewis that made him a household name. When their act broke up—both professionally and personally—both were forced to reinvent themselves. Lewis went on to direct, producer, write, and star in notable projects in addition to his impassioned charitable fund raising. At 91, he remains a timeless show business talent.