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Jerry Lewis

Comic, Actor (16-Mar-1926 — 20-Aug-2017)


Frank Krutnik. Inventing Jerry Lewis. Smithsonian Institution Press. 2000. 317pp.

Shawn Levy. King of Comedy: The Life and Art of Jerry Lewis. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1996. 512pp.

Jerry Lewis; Herb Gluck. Jerry Lewis in Person. New Jersey: Atheneum. 1982. 310pp.

Jerry Lewis; with James Kaplan. Dean And Me: A Love Story. New York, NY: Doubleday. 2005. 352pp.

Frank Manchel. The Box-Office Clowns: Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen. New York: Franklin Watts. 1979. 120pp.

Murray Pomerance. Enfant Terrible! Jerry Lewis in American Film. New York University Press. 2002. 274pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  6. Wikipedia [link]

  7. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  8. New York Times Obituary [link]

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.416)

  10. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.438)

  11. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.850)

  12. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.333)

  13. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.283)

  14. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.197)

  15. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.330)

  16. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.300)

  17. Celebrity Register 5th Issue (p.325)

  18. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.247)

  19. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.520)

  20. Les Brown's Encyclopedia of Television (p.338)

  21. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.300)

  22. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, p.152)

  23. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.335)

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