Jerry Lee Lewis

Birthday: Sep 29, 1935
Birthplace: Not Available
Known to one and all as "The Killer," mercurial rock & roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis was a child piano prodigy. Lewis was barely out of high school when he was signed by Nashville's Sun Records. Rising rapidly to the top of the charts with such hits as "Great Balls of Fire" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," Lewis was for many years regarded as the chief rival to Elvis Presley. His fortunes declined spectacularly in 1958 when his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin Myra Brown earned him widespread condemnation. After 12 years of performing in seedy night clubs and saloons, he made a spectacular comeback in 1970, only to suffer another setback when one of his later wives died under mysterious circumstances. He managed to survive this and many other scandals, continuing to chart his own professional course in his own way well into the 1980s. He appeared in a handful of films, notably High School Confidential (1958), and in 1988 was impersonated by Dennis Quaid in a flamboyant biopic, Great Balls of Fire. Jerry Lee Lewis is the cousin of evangelist Jimmy Swaggart and night club entrepreneur Mickey Gilley.

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No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis: Live Actor 2012
No Score Yet Ray Charles: The Legend Lives On Actor 2008
No Score Yet Rock Around the Hits Actor 2007
No Score Yet Willie Nelson & Guests: Rock the Night Away Actor 2006
No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing Live Actor 2006
No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis - Most Famous Hits Actor 2006
No Score Yet One for the Money: The Birth of Rock N' Roll Actor 2005
No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis - I Am What I Am Actor 2004
87% Mayor of the Sunset Strip Actor 2004
No Score Yet 25 Country Number 1's Actor 2004
No Score Yet Party Tyme Karaoke - Oldies 1 Actor 2004
No Score Yet History of Rock 'N' Roll Actor 2004
No Score Yet Roy Orbison: In Dreams Actor 2003
No Score Yet Conway Twitty: On the Mississippi Actor 2003
No Score Yet Rock and Roll at 50 Actor 2003
No Score Yet Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: Cowboy Jack Clement's Home Movies Actor Director 2002
No Score Yet The Fabulous '50s Actor 2002
No Score Yet Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records Actor 2001
No Score Yet Piano Grand: A Smithsonian Celebration Actor 2000
No Score Yet Hollywood Rocks 'N' Rolls in the 50s Actor 1998
No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis: The Story of Rock 'n' Roll Actor 1991
No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis & Friends Actor 1989
63% Great Balls of Fire Actor 1989
No Score Yet Legends of Rock 'n' Roll Live Actor 1989
No Score Yet The Legends of Rock 'n' Roll Actor 1989
No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis: I Am What I Am Actor 1989
No Score Yet John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Sweet Toronto Actor 1988
87% Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll Actor 1987
No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis Chronicles Actor 1987
No Score Yet A Tribute to Ricky Nelson Actor 1986
No Score Yet Country Rockers Actor 1984
No Score Yet American Hot Wax Himself 1978
No Score Yet David Hemmings: Be My Guest Actor 1965
No Score Yet Jamboree Himself 1958
70% High School Confidential Himself 1958

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No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
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  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
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  • 2010
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
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  • 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
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  • 2006
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
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  • 2001

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