Lewis, Jerry Lee

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Lewis, Jerry Lee Gender: M
born on 29 September 1935 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Ferriday, Louisiana, 31n38, 91w33
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 05°47' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 29°27 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 06°48'

Jerry Lee Lewis (1950s)


American singer, songwriter and pianist, nicknamed "the Killer," whose greatest hits include "Great Balls of Fire" (1957), "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" (1957) and "High School Confidential" (1958). Lewis had a dozen gold records in rock and country. He won four Grammy awards, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and two Grammy Hall of Fame Awards.

A dynamic vocalist and pianist of rock 'n roll since the '50s, he was self-taught on the piano. He projected arrogant self-confidence on stage and used his whole body in his performance. He started playing piano by ear at age eight and was a pro from the time he was 14. In the early '60s, he mainly did pop and rhythm and blues and changed to county western in 1968. Lewis played over 250 engagements a year until 1981 when he was hospitalized with stomach problems. After 1986 he did mostly club work.

Lewis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and his pioneering contribution to the genre was recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the inaugural class inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2022. In 1989, his life was chronicled in the movie Great Balls of Fire, starring Dennis Quaid.

Lewis married seven times, divorced four times and was widowed twice. He had six children. He went through a period of bad publicity when he married his 13-year-old cousin, Myra Gale Brown, his third wife, whom he divorced in 1970. He took his sixth wife, Kerrie, in 1984 and they had a son, Jerry Lee Lewis III, born in 1987. On 15 June 2005, their divorce was finalized in Hernando, Mississippi. Lewis married his seventh wife Judith Lewis (née Brown, Myra Gale Brown's brother's former wife) on 9 March 2012.

On 28 February 2019, Lewis had a minor stroke in Memphis. He fully recovered after several canceled appearances. He died at his home in Nesbit, Mississippi following a bout of pneumonia on 28 October 2022 at the age of 87.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • has other family relationship with Swaggart, Jimmy (born 15 March 1935). Notes: Cousins


  • Relationship : Marriage 21 February 1952 (First wife, Dorothy Barton)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 15 September 1953 (Second wife, Jane Mitchum)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 27 May 1957 in Memphis (Recorded "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On")
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  • Work : Great Achievement 8 October 1957 in Memphis (Recorded "Great Balls of Fire")
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  • Relationship : Marriage 12 December 1957 in Hernando (Third wife, Myra Gale Brown, 14 years old)
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  • Work : Lose social status 22 May 1958 (Confronted by reporters at Heathrow airport over scandalous marriage)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 7 October 1971 (Fourth wife, Jaren Pate)
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  • Health : Decumbiture 1981 (Hospitalized for stomach problems)
  • Death of Mate 8 June 1982 in Collierville (Fourth wife, Jaren Pate Lewis, drowned in swimming pool)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 7 June 1983 (Fifth wife, Shawn Stephens)
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  • Death of Mate 24 August 1983 in Nesbit (Fifth wife, Shawn Michelle Stephens Lewis, methadone overdose)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 24 April 1984 (Sixth wife, Kerrie McCarver)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1987 (Son, Jerry Lee Lewis III)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 15 June 2005 (Divorce finalized from sixth wife, Kerrie)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 9 March 2012 (Seventh wife, Judith Brown)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Aaron Fischer (Formerly, Ananda Bagley quoted his family in his biography for "sunset, more dark than light.")


  • Traits : Mind : Education limited
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (2019)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Gastrointestinal (Stomach problems)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Sixth marriage 18 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Four)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Seven)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (1982, 1983)
  • Family : Relationship : Other relationship (Married 13-year-old cousin)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Pro at 14)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Piano)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy (Four)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (1986)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection