Jerry Lewis movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Nutty Professor,’ ‘The King of Comedy’

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Jerry Lewis movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Nutty Professor,’ ‘The King of Comedy’
Jerry Lewis would’ve celebrated his 93rd birthday on March 16, 2019. The comedic legend starred in dozens of films, remaining active until his death at 91 in 2017. But how many of those titles, many of which he also wrote and directed, remain classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of his greatest movies, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1926, Lewis initially gained attention as one half of the team Martin and Lewis, opposite future Rat Packer Dean Martin. The combination of Martin as the lady-killing straight man and Lewis as the spastic goofball started as a night club act and a radio program. They appeared in 17 films together before their breakup in 1956.

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He went on to star in, direct, and write a series of slapstick comedies laced with hints of sentimentality. In
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