CLASSIC Hollywood actor, the late Jerry Lewis, is remembered by movie fans for his decades-long career.
Lewis had roles across a variety of film and television projects, he is survived by his many children – who audiences are curious to know more about.
Jerry Lewis was married more than once and had multiple kids
Who are Jerry Lewis’ children and how many times did he marry?
Jerry Lewis’ legacy is survived by his seven children, six sons and one daughter.
His six sons are the product of his marriage to his first wife, Patti Palmer.
Their sons together include:
Gary – born 1946
Ronald – born 1949
Scott – born 1956
Christopher – born 1957
Anthony – born 1959
Joseph – born 1964, passed away in 2009
Jerry and Patti married on October 3, 1944 – their divorce was finalized sometime in 1983.
The actor’s second marriage was to Sandra Pitnick, they tied the knot on February 13, 1983, and remained married until the star’s death.
Jerry and Sandra adopted one daughter together – Danielle, who was born in 1992.
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What was Jerry Lewis’ cause of death?
Jerry passed away on August 20, 2017, at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada – he was 91.
His cause of death was determined to be end-stage cardiac disease, paired with peripheral artery disease.
In the wake of his death, the star’s second wife, Sandra, and only daughter, Danielle, were the beneficiaries of his estate.
His sons from his first marriage to Patti were effectively omitted from his will.
While speaking to Inside Edition in 2017, Anthony Lewis spoke on the matter of him and his brothers being intentionally left out of his father’s estate.
Anthony said: “I knew I wasn’t going to get anything, but the real dagger in my heart is for the grandchildren.”
“We could never predict his behavior on a given day. Emotional abuse – it was every day.”
Anthony added: “I’m really sorry that I didn’t have any one on one time with him to express that I love him.”
What was Jerry Lewis’ net worth?
Jerry Lewis rose to fame during the Golden Era of Hollywood of the 1950s.
Throughout his film appearances, he was often seen teaming up with frequent collaborator – Dean Martin.
The team of Martin and Lewis starred in: You’re Never Too Young, Sailor Beware, 3 Ring Circus, Artists and Models, Hollywood or Bust, and Jumping Jacks.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the classic actor accumulated a fortune of $50 million.
Lewis’ motion picture credits also include – The Ladies Man, Cinderfella, The Nutty Professor, and The Family Jewels.
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