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Jerry Lewis Coming to Aurora's Paramount, 10/26

Jerry Lewis is one of the most recognized personalities on the planet. He's an Academy Award winner, Hollywood/Las Vegas icon, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and international treasure.

Now you can spend the afternoon with Jerry Lewis at downtown Aurora's beautiful Paramount Theatre Sunday, October 26 at 3 p.m. as he shares stories and rarely seen film clips of some of his greatest moments on screen with some of the greatest entertainers in history.

It's ONE AFTERNOON ONLY with one of the most unforgettable personalities in entertainment. And let's not forget the jokes you'll want to remember to retell your friends and the hilarious Q&A with the audience. You never know, you may get that chance of a lifetime and talk to the King of Comedy.

Tickets are only $45 and $65. The Paramount Theatre is located at 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. For tickets and information, visit, call
(630) 896-6666, or purchase in person at the Paramount box office, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Rated PG13.

Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis. In addition to the duo's popular nightclub work, they starred in a successful series of comedy films for Paramount Pictures.

Lewis has won several awards for lifetime achievements from The American Comedy Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and Venice Film Festival, and he has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2005, he received the Governors Award of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors, which is the highest Emmy Award presented. On February 22, 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Lewis the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

In the 1920s, "talkies" began to appear, and Paramount Pictures began to build theaters around the country to screen their latest films. The Paramount Theatre in Aurora opened in September 1931 with appearances from Paramount film stars including The Marx Brothers, Jack Benny, and Burns and Allen.

Paramount's studio system was still in full swing nearly 20 years later, when Jerry Lewis began his film career with Dean Martin in 1949 as ensemble players in My Friend Irma and My Friend Irma Goes West. Starting with At War with the Army (1950), Martin and Lewis were the stars of 15 Paramount Pictures vehicles ending with Hollywood or Bust (1956). Lewis remained at Paramount Pictures after going solo and became a major comedy star with his first film as a solo comic, The Delicate Delinquent (1957), followed by such classics as Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958), The Geisha Boy (1958), Cinderfella (1960), The Ladies Man (1961), The Nutty Professor (1963), It's Only Money (1962), Who's Minding the Store? (1963) and The Family Jewels (1965).

Jerry Lewis at the Paramount is sponsored by Schmitt McDonald's.

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