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    Actor, comedian Jerry Lewis has died at 91

    Jerry Lewis, legendary comedian and actor, dies at 91

    By Justin Carissimo CBS News August 20, 2017, 2:00 PM

    Jerry Lewis, the legendary actor and comedian, has died, his agent confirmed to CBS News. He was 91.

    This is a developing story and will be updated...

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jerry-l...or-dies-at-91/

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    'Nutty Professor' actor Jerry Lewis dies at 91

    By Amber Ainsworth
    Posted: 2:05 PM, August 20, 2017
    Updated: 2:12 PM, August 20, 2017

    LAS VEGAS - Actor and comedian Jerry Lewis has died at 91, NBC confirmed Sunday...

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    Aug 20 2017, 2:15 pm ET

    Legendary Comedian and Actor Jerry Lewis Dead at 91

    by Phil McCausland

    Jerry Lewis, the legendary character and physical comedian, has died, his talent agency said Sunday.
    He was 91.

    The multi-faceted star was arguably best known as the funnier half of slapstick comedy duo Martin and Lewis, which he formed with singer Dean Martin. The two talents began their partnership at the legendary 500 Club in Atlantic City in 1946 before hitting the big time at New York City's Copacabana Club...

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    CNN doing tribute now that will likely be repeated throughout the day. Rest in peace, Jerry Lewis

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    His early, prominent work as a philanthropist was what made him a standout. The Jerry Lewis Telethon against Muscular Dystrophy - who didn't watch it at one time or another?

    RIP

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    My brothers and I grew up with this truly wonderful funny guy! We also every year watched his telethon.

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    Jerry Lewis - 1926-2017

    "Le Roi du Crazy," as his fans in France knew him, Jerry Lewis was one of the most iconic comic performers in Hollywood history. As one half of the legendary comedy team of Martin and Lewis with crooner Dean Martin, Lewis left audiences hysterical with his stage persona - a manic man-child whose rubber limbs and unquenchable curiosity brought utter chaos to every stage he graced. The team's popularity quickly ushered them to television and films, where they became a top box office draw until separating in 1956. Critics wondered if Lewis would translate as a solo act, but he not only surpassed their expectations as a performer, he also displayed a keen visual eye as director on a number of his features, most notably the nearly silent "Bell Boy" (1960) and his most popular picture, "The Nutty Professor" (1963). The 1970s saw an aging Lewis lose his grip on audiences, and his screen appearances were relegated to his annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. He would not rebound until the early 1980s, when a string of highly regarded dramatic turns on television and in features like Martin Scorsese's "The King of Comedy" (1983) would revive interest in his particular brand of humor. Though health issues frequently forced Lewis to curtail his boundless energy, he remained active on stage and screen well into his eighties, which did much to preserve his status as one of the movies' most unique and creative figures. Jerry Lewis passed away August 20, 2017 at the age of 91...

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    CNN doing tribute now that will likely be repeated throughout the day. Rest in peace, Jerry Lewis
    RIP Jerry. You were loved and appreciated by many.

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    Cause of death revealed

    Coroner: Jerry Lewis death was from end-stage heart disease

    By KEN RITTER, AP / 12:50 am ET Tue Aug 22, 2017

    LAS VEGAS (AP) Authorities in Las Vegas say Jerry Lewis died of heart disease, but the wording of his death certificate differs from what was reported earlier.

    Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said Monday that Lewis' official cause of death was end-stage cardiac disease and peripheral vascular disease...

    http://my.xfinity.com/articles/news-...nt_media_lewis


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    TCM Remembers Jerry Lewis (1926-2017)

    Turner Classic Movies pays tribute to Jerry Lewis on Monday, September 4 with the following festival of films. This program will replace the previously scheduled movies for that day so please take note.

    The new schedule for the evening of Monday, September 4 will be:

    8:00 PM The Nutty Professor (1963)
    10:00 PM The King of Comedy (1983)
    12:00 AM The Stooge (1952)
    2:00 AM The Bellboy (1960)
    3:30 AM The Disorderly Orderly (1964)

    http://www.tcm.com/this-month/movie-...wis-1926-2017-

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    Tonight (Monday) on TCM: Tribute to Jerry Lewis with five films beginning at 8:00PM (EDT).

    8:00 PM The Nutty Professor (1963)
    10:00 PM The King of Comedy (1983)
    12:00 AM The Stooge (1952)
    2:00 AM The Bellboy (1960)
    3:30 AM The Disorderly Orderly (1964)

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    Jerry Lewis Left All Six Children from His First Marriage Out of His Will

    Lewis and Palmer were married for 36 years from 1944-1980. One of their children, Gary, went on to become a successful musician.

    Lewis’s potentially vast estate will be passed to his widow, SanDee Pitnick. Then second in line to inherit his fortune, should something to his wife, is his 25-year-old adopted daughter Danielle.
    http://people.com/movies/jerry-lewis...t-of-his-will/

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    I don't know the backstory but that seems just awful.



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