Happy birthday! Jerry Lewis turns 88 today

The iconic and legendary comedian turns 88 on Sunday, Mar. 16, 2014.

Jerry Lewis is celebrating his 88th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed comedians of his generation.

Popular comedian-actor-director Jerry Lewis (The Nutty Professor, The Delicate Delinquent, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 88th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.

Lewis, a cultural icon

Born Joseph Levitch in Newark on March 16, 1926, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Lewis' not just a great comedian, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Jerry hasn't done.

And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Jerry Lewis as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 88.

Happy Birthday, Jerry, you're the best!

Jerry Lewis career in pictures

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