Jerry Lewis AM is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis. In addition to the duo's popular nightclub work, they starred in a successful series of comedy films for Paramount Pictures. For more than forty years, Lewis also hosted the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual Labor Day Telethon and was the national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Lewis has won several awards for lifetime achievements from the American Comedy Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Venice Film Festival, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Lewis was awarded with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.