Legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis dies aged 91

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Postby Wayne » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:18 pm

Entertainer Jerry Lewis, one of Hollywood's most successful comedians, has died aged 91, US media report.

His 10-year partnership with Dean Martin saw them star in 16 films and achieve huge box office success.

Lewis became the highest paid actor in Hollywood, chalking up hits such as The Bell Boy, Cinderfella and The Nutty Professor.

The actor died at his Las Vegas home, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Other notable successes included The King of Comedy in 1983 in which he played a talk show host stalked by Robert de Niro.

In 1995, he became the highest paid star in Broadway history as Mr Applegate in the musical Damn Yankees.

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Postby oaknuys » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:00 pm

Aw! Rest In Peace.

He was surely one of a kind.

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Postby Nippian93 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:09 pm

R.I.P. [*]
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Postby Wayne » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:39 am

His telethon, which ran from the mid 60s onwards, raised almost $2.5 billion for charity - wow. What a sum of money and what a legacy!
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Postby Odyssey » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:15 pm

R.I.P Jerry Lewis. I grow up watching his movies, The Bellboy, Cinderfella, Artists and Models...
Maybe now we can finally have a chance to see that elusive film of his The Day the Clown Cried. It was hidden in his vault since 1972.
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