Jerry Lewis Children: Meet The Children Of Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis Children

Who are Jerry Lewis Children?

American comedian, actor, singer, director, producer, writer, and humanitarian Jerry Lewis is the father of seven children. He fathered six children with his ex-wife Patti Palmer and one child with his second wife SanDee Pitnick. Read on to find out about the children of Jerry Lewis.

Jerry Lewis: Bio Summary

NameJerry Lewis
BornMarch 16, 1926
BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, U.S.
DeathAugust 20, 2017 (aged 91)
Spouse/ExPatti Palmer(m. 1944; div. 1980), SanDee Pitnick (m. 1983)
ChildrenGary, Scott, Christopher, Anthony, Joseph, Ronald, and Danielle
CareerActor, comedian​, filmmaker​, humanitarian​, singer

About Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis is regarded as one of the most significant American cultural figures of all time. He was born Joseph Levitch on March 16, 1926, in Newark, New Jersey. He was nicknamed “The King of Comedy”. He was from a Jewish family.

Jerry Lewis’ father is Daniel “Danny” Levitch and he was a master of ceremonies and vaudevillian who performed under the stage name Danny Lewis. Jerry Lewis’ mother is Rachael “Rae” Levitch and she was a WOR radio pianist and Danny’s music director, from Warsaw.

Jerry Lewis dropped out of Irvington High School in the tenth grade. Jerry Lewis has made contributions to comedy and charity. He is remembered as a global figure in pop culture over an eight-decade career. He was a member of the popular Martin and Lewis duo with singer Dean Martin. The duo performed together until 1956. They starred in their series of 14 new films.

Jerry Lewis has also worked as a solo act. He had developed his “Record Act” miming lyrics to songs while a phonograph played offstage. He recorded albums including More Jerry Lewis (an EP of songs from this release was released as Somebody Loves Me), and Jerry Lewis Sings Big Songs for Little People (later reissued with fewer tracks as Jerry Lewis Sings for Children).

Jerry Lewis became one of the highest-grossing movie stars and ingenious filmmakers. He helped to develop and popularize “video assist”, the closed-circuit instruments facilitating film directors to see what had been shot without waiting for developed film footage.

Jerry Lewis was a national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). He hosted The Jerry Lewis Telethon each Labor Day weekend and starred in over 60 motion pictures, and directed 13 films.

Jerry Lewis Children

How many children did Jerry Lewis have? Jerry Lewis has a total number of seven children. He married singer Patti Palmer and they had five biological children and one adopted child. After his divorce from Patti Palmer, he married Sandra “SanDee” Pitnick, a UNCSA professionally trained ballerina and stewardess and they had a child, an adopted daughter.

Gary Lewis

Jerry Lewis and Patti Palmer are the parents of Gary Lewis born Gary Harold Lee Levitch. Gary Lewis was born on July 31, 1945, in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. Gary is an American musician who was the leader of Gary Lewis & the Playboys.

Gary Lewis appeared uncredited in his father’s movie The Nutty Professor and appeared in a credited role singing “The Land of La-la-la” with his father in Rock-A-Bye Baby. He appeared in the movie The Family Jewels (1965). As of 2022, Gary Lewis and the Playboys are touring the world on their own and occasionally with other popular acts of the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. The group performs on cruise ships, at casinos, festivals, fairs, and corporate events.

Anthony Joseph Lewis

Anthony Joseph Lewis is also among the six children of Jerry Lewis and Patti Palmer. Anthony was born in October 1959. Much is unknown about Anthony’s life.

Christopher Lewis

Christopher was born in 1957. He was born to Jerry Lewis and Patti Palmer. Much is unknown about Christopher Lewis.

Scott Anthony Lewis

Scott Anthony Lewis was born on February 22, 1956. Scott’s parents are Jerry Lewis and Patti Palmer. Scott is an actor. He made his first appearance before the cameras with his parents.

Ronald Steven Lewis

Ronald Steven Lewis was born on December 29, 1949, to Jerry Lewis and Patti Palmer. Ronald was adopted by Jerry Lewis and Patti Palmer. He is known for his work on The Jerry Lewis Show (1958) and Screen Snapshots: Hollywood, City of Stars (1956).

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Joseph Lewis

Joseph Christopher Lewis is the son of Jerry Lewis. He is the youngest son of Jerry Lewis and Patti Palmer. He was born on 7 January 1964. Joseph granted an interview with National Enquirer and he blamed his dad for beating his children. He said that growing up with his father was “pure hell”. After the interview, Joseph was disowned by his father Jerry Lewis. Jerry Lewis cut all ties with Joseph.

Joseph Christopher got into drugs, alcoholism, and endless therapy sessions which became his downfall. He became penniless and homeless. He was married to Kim and had children; Bobby Lewis & Dan Lewis. Joseph Christopher died on October 24, 2009, after suffering a sudden heart seizure. The autopsy report revealed that he died from acute morphine intoxication.

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Danielle Sarah Lewis

Danielle Sarah Lewis was born in March 1992. She was born in the United States and holds an American nationality. She is the daughter of Jerry Lewis and SanDee Pitnick. She is the adopted child of Jerry Lewis and SanDee Pitnick. There isn’t much about their biological parents of Danielle available. She is only famous as the daughter of Jerry Lewis. Danielle was her father’s manager before he died.

Jerry Lewis died on August 20, 2017, at age 91, in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. He “intentionally” left his six children out of his will, and his adopted daughter Danielle was the only eligible child in his will.

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