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Dead Celeb!

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Dead Celeb!

Jerry Lewis has died. Lewis first found fame in the late 1940s and 1950s as half of the comedy team Martin & Lewis. The duo also starred in films like That’s My Boy, The Stooge and The Caddy but broke up in 1956 when Lewis decided to go solo, writing, directing and starring in future classics like The Ladies Man and The Nutty Professor. In 1966 he started hosting the MDA’s annual Labor Day telethon and served as the MDA chairman for more than 50 years. Lewis was also the father Gary Lewis, of Gary Lewis & the Playboys who had numerous top 10 hits in the 60’s such as “This Diamond Ring.” Jerry Lewis was 91.

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