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article imageDNA Test reveals Jerry Lewis possibly had a love child

By Nikki Weingartner     Mar 6, 2009 in Entertainment
Known for his amazing comedic talent and contribution to those with muscular dystrophy, Jerry Lewis now has a new addition to the family, well possibly. A DNA test was taken after a woman came forward claiming he was her dad.
Mr. funny man may not be laughing much any more after Inside Edition performed a DNA test to test the validity of Suzan Minoret's claim that Jerry Lewis was her father. Of course, to do the testing, it was necessary to have someone from the family who would offer up their DNA. Jerry Lewis was said to have refused to participate but his biological son, Gary, was happy to help out, stating in the interview:
"everybody deserves to know where they came from and who they are...and just looking at her, I believe what she's saying."
Both Inside Edition and Gary Lewis believed that her facial expressions and features were unbelievably similar to Jerry Lewis. After swabbing the inside of both of their cheeks and sending in the samples, the results came back with a match on 17 of 22 markers (around 89 percent match), making the liklihood that they are related very high.
The only way to obtain a 100 percent match would be to test Jerry Lewis himself, which he again, has refused.
Minoret's initial claim that Lewis was her father came about after her mother made a confession when she was believed to be dying of cancer. Her mother, who was a showgirl in the 50s, told Suzan that she had an affair with the famous comedian.
Gary Lewis, from the popular 1960s band Gary Lewis and the Playboys known for its hit This Diamond Ring, was excited about the news. And Suzan, when asked about the importance of her "new found" father acknowledging her as his daughter, she responded:
Well of course I would love that, and I don't see why not...but hey, if he can't for whatever reason, he has his Oscar and I have Gary
Jerry Lewis was recently awarded an Oscar, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the age of 82. He hadn't been to the Oscars in over 50 years. Now, he has a new trophy of sorts to be proud of.
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