Jerry Lewis, the legendary Comedian and Filmmaker, died on Sunday aged 91. As the world mourns the loss of not just a great artist but a great human being, we bring you five lesser known facts about him.
- His Meeting with Albert Einstein
Jerry made his television debut in 1943 along with tap-dancing Bill ‘Bojangles’ and a lady named Arlene Woods. The show was seen by Albert Einstein. After the show, Jerry and others were taken to visit Professor. Einstein complimented him saying: ‘You did a good job, young man’.
- Nominated for Nobel Prize
Not many people know that Jerry was nominated for Nobel Prize for his work to find a cure for muscular dystrophy.
- He Turned down the Famous ‘Some Like It Hot’
He turned down the famous role of Jack Lemmon in the 1959 classic comedy show ‘Some Like it Hot’.
- He Used to Carry his Oscar Sometimes
Unlike other Academy Awards winners, Jerry sometimes carries his Oscar around with him. He was awarded a ‘Lifetime Achievement Academy Award’. He pulled out his Academy Award from a duffel bag at a press conference at Cannes Film Festival in 2009.
- He never Wore His Socks Twice
Jerry never wore the same socks twice. This came as the reflection of his early years of poverty-stricken and socks with holes in it. He used to throw his socks away after wearing it once.
Jerry was an iconic personality and the White House issued a brief statement of appreciation for his incredible charity work. Despite his critics, he will be remembered as a true hero.
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