Joseph Levitch and Dino Paul Crocetti and are better known as JERRY LEWIS AND DEAN MARTIN and they had a remarkably successful partnership together for a decade (1946-1956). Martin would sing and tell jokes and Lewis would clown around behind his back. They played all the big American clubs, made 16 films together and were the first comedy comedy duo to break in national TV, co-hosting a variety show called The Colgate Comedy Hour for five years. Martin, who died in 1995, went on to great fame as part of the Rat Pack and released a distinguished catalogue of great music. Alas, the Martin-Lewis partnership went sour. The final straw came when Look gave Martin and Lewis a cover photograph and cropped Martin out of the picture. Martin angrily told his partner that he was "nothing to me but a f-----g dollar sign."
Jerry Lewis: his life and career in pictures