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Jerry Lewis Obit

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Legendary actor, comedian and philanthropist Jerry Lewis has passed away.

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Legendary actor, comedian and philanthropist Jerry Lewis has passed away.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12524/7052852?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:01:04 +0000 Jerry Lewis Obit Legendary actor, comedian and philanthropist Jerry Lewis has passed away. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12524/7052852?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WLAX legendary actor, comedian and philanthropist jerry lewis has passed away.his publicists says he passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.as stephanie elam reports, lewis made ?laughter? a very serious business. he was born joseph levitch in 1926, but he became known to the world as jerry lewis, the zany but lovable fool, in films such as "the bellboy" and "the nutty professor." lewis hit it big at age twenty, when he teamed up with another young entertainer, dean martin."dean was the virile macho one and i was the monkey, and i knew we had 3 lightning in a barrel."martin and lewis became one of the most popular comedy teams in history.thousands of sold-out performances, sixteen hit movies and dozens of radio and tv appearanceson his own, lewis signed a seven-year, ten-million dollar contract with paramount in 1959 - at that time, it was the largest contract ever between a studio and performer.lewis went on to act in or direct shows and movies for several decades. he later offered this advice to fellow entertainers."be a hit. score. get the audience laughing and happy. that's the secret of success in this business."he didn't just make audiences laugh. lewis used his fame to make a difference, taking upthe fight against muscular dystrophy. for more than four decades his annual labor day telethons helped raise more than a billion dollars for research and treatment and almost always ended with his signature song, "you'll never walk alone.""walk on with a song in your heart and you'll never walk alone.""it's been a long, long, grueling ride. "i've ingested more than 24-thousand pills. but through it all, he kept his sense of humor.jerry lewis / no name font needed:"you better laugh at it because the alternative is not funny /wacky laugh/




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