SanDee Pitnick: Where Is Jerry Lewis’ Wife Now?

SanDee Pitnick

SanDee Pitnick is an American actress and ballerina who is also known as the better half of the late Jerry Lewis. SanDee’s spouse Jerry Lewis was a notable American comedian, actor, singer, director, producer, writer, and humanitarian. He became a global figure in pop culture with his contributions to comedy and charity. He goes by the nickname “The King of Comedy”.

SanDee Pitnick: Bio Summary

NameSanDee Pitnick
Age72 years old as of 2022
Famous asWife of Jerry Lewis
Date of birth September 8, 1950
Profession(s)Actress, Dancer
Spouse/exJerry Lewis
ChildrenDanielle Sarah Lewis

Early Life & Education

SanDee Pitnick was born on September 8, 1950, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. She celebrates her birthday once each year with people born on the 8th of September. She is 72 years old as of 2022. She was born into a middle-class American family. She practices and follows the Christian religion.

SanDee Pitnick holds American nationality. She has not disclosed any information about her parents or what they do for a living. She also hasn’t revealed anything about her sibling, other family members, or her family history. She has also remained silent about her childhood experiences.

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Speaking of her education and training, SanDee Pitnick is a highly educated person although she has not been open about where she attended high school. She was a student at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she was professionally trained as a ballerina.

Career details

SanDee Pitnick is an actress, ballerina, and stewardess. She is an occasional actress and has appeared in a few films. According to her IMDb profile, she has been credited for her work in Hardly Working (1980), Telethon (2014), and Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon (1966).

Although SanDee Pitnick is known in her field of work, she is more famous because of her marriage to the late Hollywood star, Jerry Lewis. Jerry is known as an actor, comedian, singer, director, producer, writer, and humanitarian. He was part of the American comedy duo, Martin and Lewis alongside singer Dean Martin.

Jerry Lewis has starred in 60 films, directed 13 films, and helped to develop and popularize video assist. He was one of the highest-grossing movie stars and filmmakers of his era. He also taught a film directing class at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles for some years.

Jerry Lewis has a book titled The Total Film Maker, which was based on 480 hours of his class lectures. He became a spokesman and national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). He supported fundraising for muscular dystrophy research and hosted The Jerry Lewis Telethon from 1966 to 2010, each Labor Day. The show raised $2.6 billion.

Personal Life

SanDee Pitnick fell in love with Jerry Lewis. They met each other after she won a role in a dancing scene in Jerry’s film Hardly Working. They started dating and eventually, SanDee became the second wife of her husband Jerry Lewis. They got married on February 13, 1983, in Key Biscayne, Florida.

SanDee Pitnick and Jerry Lewis had one child together, an adopted daughter called Danielle Sarah Lewis. Danielle was born in 1992. She is 30 years old as of 2022. SanDee and her husband Jerry loved each other and were married for 34 years. There were no indications of conflicts or issues between them. They were married until Jerry Lewis passed away in 2017.

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However, SanDee Pitnick is a stepmother to Jerry Lewis’ six children from his previous marriage to Patti Palmer, which lasted from 1944 until 1980. Patti Palmer filed for a divorce from Jerry after about nearly 36 years of marriage, citing Jerry’s extravagant spending and infidelity on his part. Their divorce was finalized in 1983.

SanDee Pitnick’s 6 stepchildren are Gary Lewis, born on July 31, 1945, Scott Anthony Lewis, born on February 22, 1956, Christopher Lewis, born in 1957, Anthony Joseph Lewis, born in October 1959, Joseph Lewis, (b. 7 January 1964 – 2009) and Ronald Steven Lewis, born on December 29, 1949. Ronald was adopted by Jerry Lewis and Patti Palmer.

Where is SanDee Pitnick currently?

SanDee Pitnick has stayed out of the limelight after the death of her beloved husband Jerry Lewis. Much is unknown about what she is doing and where she is now. She hardly appears at public events and has hidden from the cameras. She hasn’t appeared in the news in this recent times.

SanDee Pitnick lost her husband, Jerry on August 20, 2017, when he was 91 years old. He died at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was cremated. His death was caused by end-stage cardiac disease and peripheral artery disease. In his will, he left his estate to SanDee Pitnick, and their daughter, Danielle Sarah Lewis, and explicitly disinherited his children from his first marriage and their children.

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