Actor Jerry Lewis during a signing for his DVD The Jazz Singer in 2012.
The legend Jerry Lewis has died. Known for his slapstick routines, Lewis was not only a comedian and actor but he was a singer, film producer, screen writer and humanitarian.
Lewis starred in more than fifty movies, but also worked on stage, radio and television. He teamed up with Dean Martin in 1946 which first got him attention in the industry.
Films such as My Friend Irma and At War with the Army got him started on the big screen but he was perhaps best known for movies like The Nutty Professor and The Bellboy. At one stage he was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood.