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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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 1942 Private Buckaroo
Lancelot Pringle McBiff
 1937 The Holy Terror
Pelican Beek
 1936 Private Number
Smiley Watson (as Joe Lewis)
 1931 Too Many Husbands (Short)
Joe Smith
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Stage Play: The Lady Comes Across. Musical comedy. Music by Vernon Duke. Material by Fred Thompson and Dawn Powell. Lyrics by John La Touche. Choreographed by George Balanchine. Directed by Romney Brent. 44th Street Theatre: 9 Jan 1942- 10 Jan 1942 (3 performances). Cast: Betty Apple, Mischa Auer (as "Ernie Bustard"), Stiano Braggiotti (as... See more »

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

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

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Victim of a botched mob hit in 1927, after refusing a request by Jack "Machine Gun" McGurn, an Al Capone lieutenant. McGurn asked Lewis to renew a contract that would bind him to performing at Chicago's Green Mill Cocktail Lounge. The Lounge (on Broadway and Lawrence, still operating in 2008) was partly owned by Capone. Lewis refused, because he had been offered more money by a rival gang to ... See more »

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