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Old 08-20-2017, 01:36 PM
 
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Jerry Lewis explains the break with Dean Martin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omWDgUQ66IM
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Old 08-20-2017, 01:39 PM
 
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Now.. The million dollar question.. Do we finally get to see "The Day the Clown Cried"?
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Old 08-20-2017, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Jerry Lewis finally gets the daughter he dreamed about
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Old 08-20-2017, 02:23 PM
 
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Sad he never received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. I'd read that there was another petition this year, this time to Trump, to award him that honor.

I remember going to the drive-in (in our pajamas) as kids to see Martin and Lewis movies.

R.I.P., Jerry.
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:41 PM
 
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Thank you Jerry, for entertaining us as children and for the work you did for charity..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Je...r_Day_Telethon
His was the lead story for tonights ABC News program today. His illustrious career has already been spoken here. I'll just say this: ABC News said that all told Jerry Lewis raised over two billion dollars for the charity causes he believed in.

That says a lot about the man!
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Old 08-20-2017, 09:50 PM
 
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He too will be missed. I recall the telethon that he did every year. I really do believe it was dear to his heart. I used to enjoy the acts for the telethon. I remember a lot of his movies too. Now, I need to go searching for old films to watch.

Whatever happened to his telethon?
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Old 08-20-2017, 10:17 PM
 
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I was never big on his comedies, although I've only seen a couple. However, I still think his role in King of Comedy was not just a great role played well, but also a gutsy one. Sad to see him go, but I thought he was a goner nearly 15 years ago when he was ill. Glad he got those extra years. I think I'll give his old comedies another look; the French must know something...
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Old 08-20-2017, 11:17 PM
 
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Used to see all his movies w/wo Dean Martin at the theater when they came out.

I liked the Mad About You episode he was featured in, but it's nowhere to be found on YouTube.

Anyway, here's some outtakes of his 1992 cameo appearance as himself, and then the finished scene, from Mister Saturday Night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0dZqT1Musw

Thanks for all the laughs...RIP.
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Old 08-20-2017, 11:25 PM
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He had his ups and downs, but he never quit ..... and that is all that need be said.

Thank You, Mr. Lewis.
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Old 08-21-2017, 06:08 AM
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He too will be missed. I recall the telethon that he did every year. I really do believe it was dear to his heart. I used to enjoy the acts for the telethon. I remember a lot of his movies too. Now, I need to go searching for old films to watch.

Whatever happened to his telethon?


Mr. Lewis was truly a favorite of mine during my childhood. I could, and did, watch his movies anytime they appeared on television.


As for the MDA telethon: the MDA announced that they were ending the annual telethon in 2015:


https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...thon/26709717/


Jerry quit (or was forced out) in 2010.


I was a devoted watcher of the Jerry Lewis MDA telethon up to the end, as well as a contributor. In my youth I had a neighbor (Roy B) whom was afflicted with muscular dystrophy. A brilliant young man, confined since his early childhood to a wheelchair. In the afternoon his parents would wheel him out to the front porch, and I spent many a happy hour sitting with Roy and watching the world pass by.


Roy died when he was 21 years old, I suppose in 1971 or thereabouts (when I was 16). I guess it was then that I became a devotee to the MDA, and thereafter would make a contribution in Roy's name.


This year, although no telethon, I shall make a contribution in memory of two: Roy and Jerry.
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