SanDee Pitnick is an American actress and dancer, famously known for her appearance in the 1980 film, Hardly Working. In the movie, she portrayed the character of a dancer. Although she is a talented actress, it was through her marriage with the late multi-faceted Hollywood star, Jerry Lewis that she has come to be known. Her husband, Jerry was known for his multiple talents and his exploits during his heydays. The couple got hitched in 1983 and remained together until Jerry’s death in August 2017.
While his death came as a shock to his teeming fans, it brought his family including his wife, SanDee Pitnick and children into the public eye. Guess you want to know more about the lesser-known wife of the late Hollywood legend? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Learn everything you need to know about Jerry Lewis’ wife below.
Who is SanDee Pitnick and How Old is She?
Jerry Lewis’ wife was born as Sandra Pitnick in 1951 and her birth took place in the United States. She is a very private person, hence nothing much is known about her including her exact month and birth date, early life and family background. The much we know is that she came from a middle-class American family and her nationality is American while her ethnicity is white.
Regarding her educational background, SanDee has kept details about it under wraps and has never shared such information with the media. That notwithstanding, a mere look at the gorgeous lady would tell you she is highly educated. Being an actress and dancer, she must have obtained a degree in theatre and performance from a popular college in the United States.
A peek into her career shows that Pitnick was an occasional actress and that’s why she doesn’t have many films to her credit. Meanwhile, it is worthy to note that all the movies and shows she starred in were her late husband’s productions. She garnered wide popularity in 1980 when she portrayed the role of a dancer in the American comedy film, Hardly Working. The film was directed and also starred her late husband, Jerry Lewis.
In recent times, she was seen appearing as herself in an episode of her husband’s TV show, Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon (2005), and Telethon (2014).
Relationship with Jerry Lewis
As aforementioned, SanDee Pitnick was the better half of the late Hollywood icon, Jerry Lewis. Jerry was known for his unparalleled achievements in the American entertainment industry. He produced several movies, among which he starred in most of them. His most notable works include The Nutty Professor, Cinderfella, The Errand Boy, The Sad Sack, Don’t Give Up The Ship, and The Family Jewels, to mention a few. He was unique following his outstanding comedy and acting style. Amazingly, Lewis was notable especially for the box office returns of his films which are over $800 million.
SanDee Pitnick first met with the comic star in the early ‘80s. At the time, he was still married to his first wife, Patti Palmer. Jerry’s marriage with Palmer lasted from 1944 to September 1980 when they both went their separate ways. Shortly after their divorce, Jerry proposed to Pitnick and she accepted. The couple walked down the aisle on the 13th day of February 1983 and their wedding was held at Key Biscayne, Florida. The couple remained married for 34 years until Lewis passed away in 2017.
Meet Her Children
While SanDee Pitnick’s marriage with Lewis soared, Pitnick reportedly suffered two miscarriages. As a result, the couple made a decision to adopt a child together. They went on and adopted a girl who they named Danielle Sara Lewis, she was born on the 24th day of March 1992.
Prior to the arrival of their daughter Danielle, Pitnick was already playing the role of a stepmother to Jerry’s six children with his first wife, Patti Palmer. They include Gary Lewis, an American musician (b. 31 July 1945), Scott Lewis (b. 22 February 1956), Christopher Lewis (b. October 1957), Anthony Joseph Lewis (b. October 1959), and Joseph Christopher Lewis (January 1964 – October 2009). With his first wife, Jerry Lewis also adopted a son named Ronald Steven Lewis in 1949.
Sadly, his last son Joseph kicked the bucket on the 24th day of October 2009. Joe who had a strained relationship with his father was said to have died of a narcotics overdose.
Other Facts to Know About Jerry Lewis’ Wife
1. Although SanDee Pitnick was the second wife of Jerry Lewis, it was also a second marriage for her. However, there are no details regarding her first husband and their marriage.
2. Her husband, Jerry passed on in August 2017, at 91 and his cause of death was said to be cardiac-related diseases. Prior to his death, Lewis suffered from various ailments including prostate cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, type 1 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.
3. SanDee’s daughter with Jerry, Danielle was his only daughter as his other six children were all sons.
4. After his death, it was discovered that Jerry Lewis left his estate to SanDee and their daughter, hence omitting his other children from his will.