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Suzan Lewis Carries the Jerry Lewis Comedy Heritage Into the 21st Century
Ms. Lewis said, "This classic comedy treatment was actually brand new for the young audience at the Helium club. They're used to seeing stand up comics. Once they caught that my insanity was planned, they seemed to relax and have a great time!"
By: Rick Saphire Celebrity Management
In 2008, newspapers and magazines in the USA and Germany broke the story that Suzan's biological father is, in fact, comedian Jerry Lewis. Suzan's last meeting with her famous dad was when they were together in France, in the 1980s. Suzan remains in close contact with Lewis family members.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Suzan's mother, Lynn, and stepfather, Hy Uchitel, owned and operated some of the most elegant entertainment establishments Manhattan. They included the El Morocco night club, and Voisin, a posh French Restaurant. In the 1990s, a nearly fatal automobile accident changed Suzan's life, leaving her legally disabled and in constant pain. She was forced to live on disability and Medicare. Although Suzan had a storybook childhood living in five star hotels in New York City and going to the finest schools in Manhattan and Europe, the past few years found the former debutante out of luck, out of money, and homeless.
Suzan Lewis' brave battle to regain her pride and independence is the subject of an upcoming book. Suzan's live stage and TV appearances, and speaking engagements will highlight her inherited sense of humor. Her goal will be to entertain, motivate, and inspire those who come to see her perform, and to heighten awareness of the plight of the homeless and disabled in the USA.
Page Updated Last on: Dec 02, 2008