Joe E. Lewis

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Birthday
12, 1902
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jun 4, 1971 (69)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
12, 1902
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jun 4, 1971 (69)

About

Comedian and singer from the 30s, who was notably friends with Al Capone. Frank Sinatra played him in the 1957 film The Joker is Wild, which is about his life.

Before Fame

He refused Al Capone's order to perform at the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, which nearly cost him his life.

Trivia

Both Al Capone and rival gangsters wanted him to play in their clubs.

Family Life

He married the actress Martha Stewart in 1946. They divorced two years later.

Associated With

He toured in the USO with Ray Bolger.