Jerry Lewis - The King of Comedy

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President John F. Kennedy once gave one of his personal friends an engraved plaque that read "There are three things that are real ¦. God, human folly and laughter. Since the first two are beyond our comprehension, we must do the best we can with the third. 

Thesis statement: I am speaking of "The King of Comedy  as he has often been referred, Mr. Jerry Lewis.

Preview and Transition: In describing Jerry Lewis' life I would like to quote Congressman Les Aspin of Wisconsin in conclusion of his documented nomination of Jerry Lewis for the Nobel Peace Prize on December 27, 1976, "Jerry Lewis is a man for all seasons, all people, all times. His name has, in the hearts of millions, become synonymous with peace, love and brotherhood.  I would like for you to meet the professional entertainer, humanitarian and business man, Jerry Lewis.

I. Main Idea: Jerry Lewis has been one of the most successful performers in show business history.

A. Jerry Lewis was born Joseph Levitch on March 16, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey.

1. Both of Jerry's parents worked in the entertainment world. His mother played

piano at New York City radio station WOR. Jerry's father int

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