Jerry Lewis, the actor, comedian, singer, film producer, film director, screenwriter and humanitarian, known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage, radio and comic books has died:
Lewis served as national chairman of the 'Muscular Dystrophy Association' and hosted the live 'Labor Day' broadcast of the 'Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon' for 44 years. Lewis received several awards for lifetime achievements from the 'American Comedy Awards', 'Los Angeles Film Critics Association', 'Venice Film Festival', 'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' and was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Lewis never received an Oscar for his years as an independent film producer and actor, but was lionized in France where he had been honored as a comedic genius.
He loved comic books and had a successful run of "The Adventures of Jerry Lewis" (1957) with DC Comics, as well as starring in a feature as George Baker's "Sad Sack" (1957).
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