With Martin playing the laid-back straight man and Lewis the overamped fool, the pair embarked on a 10-year partnership (1946-1956) that made them stars and resulted in a string of hit movies, including My Friend Irma (1949) and Artists and Models (1955). On his own, Lewis also moved into the director's chair on films such as The Bellboy (1960), The Ladies Man (1961) and The Nutty Professor (1963).
Out of vogue and too old to play the childlike roles he was known for, Lewis made few films during the 1970s. But in 1983, he received some of the best reviews of his career for his performance in director Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy.
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- The King of Comedy
- The Ladies Man
- The Errand Boy
- Martin & Lewis: At War with the Army
- The Stooge
- The Bellboy
- Boeing Boeing
- My Friend Irma / Irma Goes West
- Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River
- Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis
- When Comedy Went to School
- The Best of the Red Skelton Show
- Rock-a-Bye Baby
- In Concert Series: Andy Williams
- One More Time
- Hollywood's Classic Comedy Teams
- Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
- Jumping Jacks / The Stooge
- Best of Person to Person
- Playboy After Dark
- Tony Orlando & Dawn: Collection
- Pink Lady and Jeff
- Miss Cast Away and the Island Girls
- Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!