Sunday, August 20, 2017

Jerry Lewis Passed Away!

Jerry Lewis Passed away.
The sidekick of sidekicks. The guy who makes 'em smile. The guy who helped the great Dean Martin through his comedy show has passed away.

Jerry Lewis passed away at the age of 91. He died early Sunday morning his family confirmed.

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Joseph Levitch was a well known in the slapstick. He was a solo of his own right and left the crowds laughing.

"Famed comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side," the Lewis family said in a statement.

You know that Jerry Lewis was best for the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethons, his acclaimed roles in The Nutter Professor, The Pasty and The Bellboy and his kind heart to the children.

He was a part of a comedic duo with Martin. They had met at the Atlantic City 500 Club on July 25, 1946 and hit it off. The team lasted for 10 years to the day.
Martin and Lewis were the comedy duo. 
They were the hottest act in America and as well as the highest paid duo in the country.

They had a fallout in the late 1950s. Dean got tired of being typecasted as a "player."

The Martin and Lewis act came to end when Dean was getting upstaged by Jerry. The last straw came when Dean and Jerry got together for a Look Magazine cover and Dean was cropped out.

They got into a huge argument and vowed to never work with one another ever again.

They would stay distant for 20 years. It took Frank Sinatra to introduce Dean for the Labor Day MDA in 1976.

The clip will be seen here.

It actually brought a tear to my eye. Because Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were the team. They had people rolling out their seats with their act.

When the two reconciled, they stayed close for the most part until Dean's death.

Until the 2010, Jerry hosted the MDA Telethon. He was hosting the show for 21 1/2 hours. It started on Sunday at 12 pm and ended at 6:30 pm on Labor Day.

Groundbreaking legend. The King of Comedy.

With the death of Dick Gregory and Glen Campbell's death, the death of Jerry Lewis is shocking as well.

They entertained me when I was child. Now as a man, I want to thank Jerry Lewis, Dick Gregory and Glen Campbell for the years of laughs, music, activism.

Jerry Lewis, you'll be missed greatly.

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