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Jerry Lee Lewis

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Rock ‘n’ move musician who’s known for the strike “Great Balls of Fireplace” and who all married his thirteen calendar year previous cousin, Myra Gale Dark brown. He was expelled from Southwest Bible Institute for playing what they termed “devil’s music.” He performed music in Natchez, Mississippi to produce a living. He continues to be the final living person in the Sun Information Million Money Quartet and therefore was nicknamed The Killer. He wedded seven situations: first to Dorothy Barton on Feb 21, 1952, after that to Jane Mitchum on Sept 15, 1953, to Myra Lewis on Dec 12, 1957, to Jaren Elizabeth Gunn Pate on Oct 7, 1971, to Shawn Stephens on June 7, 1983, to Kerrie McCarver on Apr 24, 1984, and lastly to Judith Dark brown on March 9, 2012. He previously a complete of six kids across the relationships. He released the record Million Money Quartet after collaborating with Elvis Presley.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jerry Lee Lewis
Date Of Birth September 29, 1935
Place Of Birth Ferriday, LA
Height 1.8 m
Profession Rock Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Judith Brown, Kerrie McCarver, Shawn Stephens, Jaren Elizabeth Gunn Pate, Myra Gale Brown, Jane Mitchum, Dorothy Barton, Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Breathless
Children Phoebe Lewis, Steven Allen Lewis, Ronnie Guy Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis Jr., Jerry Lee Lewis III, Lori Lee Lewis, Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Breathless
Parents Elmo Lewis, Mamie Lewis, Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Breathless
Siblings Linda Gail Lewis, Frankie Jean Lewis, Elmo Lewis Jr., Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Breathless
Awards Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album, Academy of Country Music Award for Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year, Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Breathless
Music Groups Million Dollar Quartet
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Academy of Country Music Awards Career Achievement Award, Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Breathless
Movies Great Balls of Fire!, Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll, Sweet Toronto, American Hot Wax, Jamboree, High School Confidential, The London Rock and Roll Show, Jerry Lee Lewis & Friends, Be My Guest, The Wretches Are Still Singing, Last Man Standing Live, Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: Cowboy Jack Clement's Home Movies, Roy Orbison: In Dreams, Jerry Lee Lewis: Greatest Live Performances of the '50s, '60s and '70s, Conway Twitty: On the Mississippi, Let it Rock: At the Crossroads of Rock and Roll, Jerry Lee Lewis: Live from Austin, Texas, Piano Grand: A Smithsonian Celebration, Most Famous Hits: Jerry Lee Lewis, Rock and Roll at 50, Willie Nelson & Guests: Rock the Night Away, Hollywood Rocks 'n' Rolls in the '50s
TV Shows All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music
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#Fact
1 On October 15, 2004, he performed in Prague, the Czech Republic and refused a meeting with the Czech president. On October 18, he was on stage in Sofia, Bulgaria and refused to give an interview for the National Television.
2 Lewis and his wife Kerrie announced their separation and intent to divorce. [April 2002]
3 On September 27, 1957, he played New York City's legendary Apollo Theater.
4 By the time Jerry Lee made his made first appearance July 27, 1957 on The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956), he had already caught the public's attention, "in name only". One year earlier, in 1956, comedian Jerry Lewis embarked on what was initially a successful recording career. He had a #10 US Pop hit with the Al Jolson standard "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody", in addition to a bestselling LP of standard tunes. Coincidentally, Jerry Lee has cited Al Jolson as one of his influences.
5 The use of his middle name Lee, helped the record buying public as well as record distributors distinguish him from comedian Jerry Lewis, who in 1956, at the height of his career, had a Top 10 recording with "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody", a song first made famous by Al Jolson. That same year, Jerry Lewis also has a bestselling album. Coincidentally, both Jerry and Jerry Lee have cited Al Jolson, seen playing the piano in The Jazz Singer (1927), as a major influence.
6 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
7 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
8 His 1964 album "Live at the Star Club, Hamburg" has been widely hailed as the hardest, pure rock 'n' roll ever recorded.
9 Contrary to public assumption, Lewis said that he actually had the nickname "Killer" ever since childhood. As a boy, he had the habit of calling acquaintances and friends "Killer", and they would return the greeting. The nickname has stuck with him since.
10 Father, with Jane Mitchum, of two boys named Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. (1953-1973) and Ronnie Guy Lewis (b. 1956).
11 Father, with Myra, of a boy named Steven Allen Lewis (1959-1962) and a girl named Phoebe Allen Lewis (b. 1963).
12 Father, with Kerri McCarver, of a boy named Jerry Lee Lewis III (b. 1987).
13 Siblings: Linda Gail Lewis (b. 1947), Frankie Jean Lewis (b. 1944) and Elmo Lewis Jr.
14 By the time of the British Invasion (1964) in the United States, there was a keen interest in American rock stars in Great Britain. Jerry Lee appeared to have renewed his career on that side of the Atlantic. He appeared on the television show Ready, Steady, Go! (1963), and the fans were mesmerized by his performance.
15 Was in the process of finalizing a divorce from his fourth wife, Jaren, when she drowned in a swimming pool in 1982. They had separated in 1974.
16 Hated the film based on his life, Great Balls of Fire! (1989).
17 Hated his ex-wife Myra Lewis' biographical book about his life entitled "Great Balls of Fire".
18 Along with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, Lewis was a member of the celebrated "Million Dollar Quartet", so named because they were moneymakers for Sam Phillips' Sun Records label.
19 Recorded his song "What'd I Say" with guitarist Hank Garland.
20 Recorded with legendary Nashville session guitarist Hank Garland.
21 Is portrayed by Dennis Quaid in Great Balls of Fire! (1989), by Waylon Payne in Walk the Line (2005), and James C. Victor in Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story (1999).
22 He currently lives in Booneville, Mississippi, USA. [2005]
23 Was on the critical list in a Memphis hospital in November 1985.
24 Hospitalized with pneumonia in 2001.
25 He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammy Awards in 2005.
26 He was voted the 24th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
27 Revitalized his career in the late 1960s as a country singer.
28 His first cousin, once removed Myra Lewis was 13 years old when they married.
29 Parents' names were Elmo Lewis and Mamie Ethel.
30 Almost died from a ruptured stomach in 1981.
31 Cousin of Jimmy Swaggart and Mickey Gilley.
32 His eldest son, Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. (b. 1953), was killed in an auto accident in 1973. His second son, Steven Allen Lewis (b. 1959), drowned, at age three, in 1962.
33 At her ten-year high school reunion, Janis Joplin introduced her younger sister to Lewis, who was a guest. Lewis commented to her that "you wouldn't be half-bad-looking if you weren't trying to look like your sister." Janis slugged Lewis for the comment. Lewis slugged her back, saying, "If you're gonna act like a man, I'm gonna treat you like one!".


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vinyl 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC 2015 TV Movie performer: "Chantilly Lace / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
Dancing on Ice 2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
American Horror Story TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Rude Tube 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nashville 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Vegas 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Metal Evolution 2011 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Rock & Chips 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nowhere Boy 2009 performer: "Wild One"
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright 2009 Video performer: "Roll Over Beethoven"
True Blood TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
The Perfect Game 2009 performer: "Breathless"
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Romulus, My Father 2007 performer: "Real Wild Child"
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Today's Country Music 2006 Video performer: "Great Balls of Fire"
So You Think You Can Dance 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Walk the Line 2005 writer: "Lewis Boogie"
Road Trip 2004 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
A Dirty Shame 2004 performer: "I'm On Fire"
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights 2004 writer: "High School Confidential"
Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats 2003 Video performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On"
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary performer: "Great Balls of Fire"
Ken Park 2002 performer: "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues"
American Masters 2001 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) 2000 TV Movie documentary performer: "Great Balls of Fire"
A Texas Funeral 1999 performer: "Down The Road A Piece", "Crown Victoria Custom '51" / writer: "Crown Victoria Custom '51"
Rogue Trader 1999 performer: "Great Balls of Fire"
Telling Lies in America 1997 performer: "High School Confidential" / writer: "High School Confidential"
Wild America 1997 performer: "Real Wild Child Wild One"
Tohuwabohu 1994-1997 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Moonshine Highway 1996 TV Movie performer: "I'll Make It All Up To You", "Break Up"
Happy Weekend 1996 performer: "Livin' Lovin' Wreck"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
RockVideo Monthly 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Takin' Over the Asylum 1994 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 1994 performer: "Great Balls of Fire" 1957
Florida Lady 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Needful Things 1993 performer: "Great Balls Of Fire"
Lipstick on Your Collar 1993 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Marienhof 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Memphis 1992 TV Movie performer: "YOU WIN AGAIN"
Jerry Lee Lewis: The Story of Rock & Roll 1991 Video documentary performer: "High School Confidential", "Don't Be Cruel", "You Win Again", "Great Balls Of Fire", "Breathless", "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" Steve Allen Show, "Hound Dog", "I Got A Woman", "I'm On Fire", "Put Your Red Dress On", "I Believe In You", "Mystery Train", "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" London, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" Toronto, "Jailhouse Rock" / writer: "High School Confidential"
BlackJack 1990 performer: "Great Balls of Fire", "I'll Make It All Up to You"
Funny About Love 1990 performer: "Great Balls of Fire"
Dick Tracy 1990 performer: "It Was The Whiskey Talkin' Not Me"
Coupe de Ville 1990 performer: "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On"
Rockopop 1990 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Delinquents 1989 performer: "Break Up"
Quantum Leap 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Designing Women 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Coming Home: A Rockin' Reunion 1989 TV Movie performer: "Big Train from Memphis"
Great Balls of Fire! 1989 performer: "Crazy Arms", "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", "I'm Throwing Rice at the Girl That I Love", "Great Balls of Fire", "Breathless", "High School Confidential", "That Lucky Old Sun", "I'm On Fire", "Real Wild Child Wild One" / writer: "High School Confidential"
Loverboy 1989 performer: "Great Balls of Fire"
Stealing Home 1988 performer: "Great Balls Of Fire"
Dolly 1988 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 1987 performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
Young Love: Lemon Popsicle 7 1987 performer: "Great Balls of Fire"
The Curse 1987 writer: "High School Confidential"
Rags to Riches 1987 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stand by Me 1986 performer: "Great Balls of Fire"
America 3000 1986 performer: "Great Balls of Fire"
Best of Bandstand 1986 Video documentary performer: "Great Balls of Fire"
Sagan om Skrotnisse och hans vänner 1985 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Arena 1985 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Heavenly Kid 1985 performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
Up Your Anchor 1985 performer: "Great Balls of Fire"
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style 1983 Video documentary performer: "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On" - uncredited
Breathless 1983 performer: "Breathless", "High School Confidential" / writer: "High School Confidential"
The Outsiders 1983 performer: "Real Wild Child"
The Year of Living Dangerously 1982 performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On"
T.J. Hooker 1982 TV Series performer - 1 episode
It Came from Hollywood 1982 Documentary performer: "High School Confidential" - uncredited / writer: "High School Confidential" - uncredited
WKRP in Cincinnati 1979-1982 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Diner 1982 performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
Sapiches 1982 performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
Hard Country 1981 performer: "I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS", "AS LONG AS I LIVE"
Middle Age Crazy 1980 performer: "Middle Age Crazy"
Roadie 1980 performer: "Hot Damn I'm a One Woman Man"
Going Steady 1979 performer: "Be Bop a Lula", "High School Confidential" / writer: "High School Confidential"
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special performer: "High School Confidential", "Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee" / writer: "High School Confidential"
Grease 1978 performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
American Hot Wax 1978 performer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited
Lemon Popsicle 1978 performer: "Chantilly Lace"
Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary 1977 TV Movie performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On"
Slumber Party '57 1976 performer: "Great Balls of Fire"
Drive-In 1976 performer: "Your Cheatin' Heart"
Teenage Cover Girls 1976 performer: "Great Balls of Fire", "Breathless" - uncredited
That'll Be the Day 1973 performer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited
Music Scene 1969 TV Series performer - 1 episode
33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee 1969 TV Movie performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", "Go, Go, Go Down The Line"
Mondo Trasho 1969 performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On"
Shindig! TV Series performer - 5 episodes, 1964 - 1965 writer - 4 episodes, 1965
Be My Guest 1965 performer: "No-one But Me"
The Dick Clark Show 1958 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Big Record 1958 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jamboree! 1957 performer: "Great Balls Of Fire"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Elvis: The Great Performances 2011 Video
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995 TV Series Musical Guest
T.J. Hooker 1982 TV Series Jerry Lee Lewis
Police Story 1973 TV Series Bates
High School Confidential! 1958 Jerry Lee Lewis
Jamboree! 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1957 TV Series

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Balls of Fire! 1989 musician: piano and vocals - as The Killer Himself
Amore 1978 TV Movie playback singer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Balls of Fire! 1989 production advisor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Balls of Fire! 1989 special thanks
U2: Rattle and Hum 1988 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wild thing, la folle histoire du rock 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The View 2010 TV Series Himself
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert 2009 TV Special Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Whole Lotta Shakin' 2009 Video Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright 2009 Video Himself
A Capitol Fourth 2008 TV Movie Himself
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Falsifyin' 2007 Documentary short Himself
Jerry Lee Lewis: Killer Piano 2007 Video Himself
Great Performances 2007 TV Series Himself
Impact: Songs That Changed the World 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2006 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2006 TV Series Himself
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2005 TV Special Winner - Lifetime Achevement Award
Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: 'Cowboy' Jack Clement's Home Movies 2005 Documentary Himself
Rock at Fifty 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
American Masters 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
WWE Smackdown! 2001 TV Series Himself
Biography 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Johnny Cash: Half Mile a Day 2000 Video documentary Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock'n'Roll 2000 TV Movie documentary
Piano Grand! A Smithsonian Celebration 2000 TV Movie Himself
Century of Country 1999 TV Mini-Series Himself
Hollywood Rocks 'N' Rolls in the 50's 1999 Video documentary Himself
In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Super Dave 1998 TV Series Himself
Behind the Music 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
WCW Thunder 1998 TV Series Himself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 TV Special documentary Himself
Rock & Roll 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Jerry Lee Lewis: Goosebumps 1995 Short Himself
RockVideo Monthly 1995 TV Series Himself
Elvis: The Tribute 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
¡Hola Raffaella! 1994 TV Series Himself
Aspel & Company 1993 TV Series Himself
The Academy of Country Music's Greatest Hits 1993 TV Special Himself
Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Jerry Lee Lewis: The Story of Rock & Roll 1991 Video documentary Himself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 1990 TV Series Himself
Pero ¿esto qué es? 1990 TV Series Himself
Jerry Lee Lewis and Friends 1989 Video documentary Himself
Coming Home: A Rockin' Reunion 1989 TV Movie Himself
Today 1989 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
La nit 1988 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Dolly 1988 TV Series Himself
Springtime in Bourges 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll 1987 Documentary Himself - DVD only
I Am What I Am 1987 TV Movie Himself
Cinemax Sessions 1986 TV Series Himself
Best of Bandstand 1986 Video documentary Himself
Ready Steady Go, Volume 2 1985 Documentary Himself
Television Parts 1985 TV Movie Himself
Blue Suede Shoes 1985 TV Special Himself - Narrator
Rock and Roll: The Early Days 1984 Video documentary Himself
Salute! 1983 TV Series Himself
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself
Standing Room Only 1982 TV Series Himself
The 24th Annual Grammy Awards 1982 TV Special Himself
American Bandstand's 30th Anniversary Special 1981 TV Movie Himself
Nashville Remembers Elvis on His Birthday 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special Himself
American Hot Wax 1978 Himself
The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1977 TV Movie Himself
Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary 1977 TV Movie Himself - Performer
All You Need Is Love 1977 TV Series documentary Himself
In Concert 1973-1974 TV Series Himself
The London Rock and Roll Show 1973 Documentary Himself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour 1973 TV Series Himself
The Midnight Special 1973 TV Series Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1971 TV Series Himself
John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Sweet Toronto 1971 Video documentary Himself
The Andy Williams Show 1971 TV Series Himself
This Is Tom Jones 1969-1970 TV Series documentary Himself
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series Himself - Singer / Pianist
Keep on 'Rockin 1969 Short documentary Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1969 TV Series Himself - Singer-Pianist
Music Scene 1969 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Hee Haw 1969 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee 1969 TV Movie Himself - Special Guest
The Joey Bishop Show 1968 TV Series Himself
Shindig! 1964-1965 TV Series Himself - Singer / Pianist
Be My Guest 1965 Himself (with The Nashville Teens)
Hollywood a Go Go 1964 TV Series Himself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1964 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1957-1964 TV Series Himself
Whole Lotta Shakin 1964 TV Movie Himself
Music Shop 1963 TV Movie Himself
The Dick Clark Show 1958 TV Series Himself
The Big Record 1958 TV Series Himself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1957 TV Series Himself - Singer
Late Show with David Letterman 2006-2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
Gabalier - Die Volks-Rock'n'Roll-Show 2014 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2015 TV Series Himself
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC 2015 TV Movie Himself
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
My Music: 50s & 60s Party Songs 2014 TV Movie Himself
Chas & Dave: Last Orders 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
How the Brits Rocked America 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Kings of Rock 'n' Roll 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection 2008 Video Himself
The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment 2008 Video Himself
The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice 2008 Documentary Himself
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series Himself
U2: Window in the Skies 2007 Video short Himself
Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash: The Road Show 2006 Video documentary Himself
Today's Country Music 2006 Video Himself
Favouritism 2005 TV Series Himself
Don't Fuck with the Lewises 2004 Documentary Himself
The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection 2003 Video Himself
My Kinda People 2003 TV Movie Himself
Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats 2003 Video Himself
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary Himself
The Definitive Elvis: The Army Years 2002 Video documentary Himself
Ed Sullivan's VH1 Rock and Roll Classics 1999 TV Series Himself
America's Music: The Roots of Country 1996 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (1996)
From the Beatles to Oasis: Forty Years of Granada Pop 1996 TV Movie Himself
The Best of the Don Lane Show 1994 TV Movie Himself
Rock 'n' Roll History Video: Fabulous Fifties 1989 Video short documentary
Arena 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style 1983 Video documentary Himself
The Compleat Beatles 1982 Video documentary Himself (with underage bride) (uncredited)
Heroes of Rock and Roll 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on June 13, 1989 at 6631 Hollywood Blvd.


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#Quote
1 I never considered myself the greatest, but I'm the best.
2 [How he got the nickname Killer]: I got the name when I was about 15 years old: I was leaving the schoolhouse, and Cecil Harrelson said, 'Well, I'll see you later, Killer' - and I said, 'OK, I'll meet you at the pool hall!' We both got suspended that day - two weeks apiece, and we didn't even know each other - we'd just met. I was fighting with a teacher, he was fighting with a teacher, and so we figured we'd call ourselves Killer. And that's how it got started.
3 [on "The Killer"]: People think I'm called 'The Killer' because of my wild lifestyle. I've had the nickname since I was a boy. I started calling other kids Killer. But the name stuck with me. Even now, I'll ask someone, 'How's it going, Killer?'
4 [Referring to the film Great Balls of Fire! (1989)]: "It's all lies. Maybe not lies, but it's their story, not mine."
5 [on the film Great Balls of Fire! (1989)]: "I never acted like that in my life. That movie was bad news."
6 [on his feelings towards ex-wife Myra Lewis' biography about him entitled "Great Balls of Fire"] "I says to her, 'Myra, that damn book o' yours -- that weren't no "Great Balls of Fire" you wrote. You shoulda called it "Great Buncha Balls" instead, darlin', 'cos that's all it is."
7 [Explaining why W.C. Fields is his favorite comedian] "He's just got his way of doing things. And if you don't like it, he'll kick your teeth out."
8 [on Ray Charles] "What a great guy he was. Every time I saw him, I would say, 'Ray, this is Jerry Lee, how you doing?' And he would say, 'Well, you looking good, Jerry Lee.' He always said that. He was one of my best friends."
9 If I'm going to Hell, I'm going there to play on a piano!
10 [on his being a breech birth] "I was born feet first, and I've been jumpin' ever since."

#Trademark
1 Often played the piano with his foot on the keyboard
2 His energetic tenor voice

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