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Joe E. Lewis (1902–1971)

Joe E. Lewis was born on January 12, 1902 in New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Klewan. He was an actor, known for Screen Snapshots 9860: Hollywood Friars Honor George Jessel (1948), The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) and Private Buckaroo (1942). He was married to Martha Stewart. He died on June 4, 1971 in New York City. See full bio »

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The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself / Himself - Comedian
Private Buckaroo
Private Buckaroo Lancelot Pringle McBiff
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson


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 1942 Private Buckaroo
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 1937 The Holy Terror
Pelican Beek
 1936 Private Number
Smiley Watson (as Joe Lewis)
 1931 Too Many Husbands (Short)
Joe Smith
 1926 The Big Show
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Stage: Appeared (as "Spaulding") in "Right This Way" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by Brad Greene. Ballet music an/ d interludes by Fabian Storey. Book / lyrics by Marianne Brown Waters. Additional dialogue by Parke Levy and Alan Lipscott. Additional music by Sammy Fain. Additional lyrics by Irving Kahal. Musical Director: Max ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

Joe E. 'Copa' Lewis | Joe Lewis

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Personal Quote:

Money doesn't buy happiness but it calms the nerves. See more »


His biography The Joker Is Wild was published October 31, 1955 by Random House. It was made into the film The Joker Is Wild (1957) starring Frank Sinatra . See more »

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