The Beautiful People of this era of Hollywood Entertainment urinate on the Grave of Bob Hope and All of the relevant Actors of his day.
Today we lost another great man from the era when Hollywood was relevant!
Jerry Lewis, the legendary director, actor, comedian, writer, singer, and philanthropist, died Saturday at 91 at his home in Las Vegas.
“My mentor & friend Jerry Lewis has passed away,” comedian Dane Cook tweeted. “A visionary. A pioneer in all forms of entertainment. A charitable human. A father.”
Jerry Lewis, the comedian, and filmmaker who was adored by many, disdained by others, but unquestionably a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, died on Sunday morning at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91.
His death was confirmed by his publicist, Candi Cazau.
Born Joseph Levitch in Newark, New Jersey, Lewis began his show business career with a “record-singer” act that was considered so bad that the Atlantic City club where he was playing fired him. By chance, he met Dean Martin, and the struggling singer teamed-up with Lewis to become the hottest show in New York, eventually going to Hollywood to make hit movies like “Pardners” and “That’s My Boy.” The duo worked together from 1946-56.
Lewis went on to write, direct and act in a string of Hollywood films, which people either loved or hated, and critics either praised or panned. “The Nutty Professor” (1963) is considered to be Lewis’s masterpiece by his fans and film aficionados.
He remained politically incorrect despite the times and became increasingly politically conservative over the decades.
For later generations, Lewis is perhaps best known for hosting his annual Labor Day telethon for muscular dystrophy, “Jerry’s kids,” though that was not without controversy, with criticism over the years suggesting that too much of the money raised was going to administration and not the kids. Nonetheless, Lewis raised almost $2.5 billion for the charity.
His final film was the 2013 production of “Max Rose,” which earned considerable critical acclaim. He continued to perform in Las Vegas well into his 80s, with the curtain falling for the final time in 2016.
One of the BEST in everything that he did…comedian, movie star, humanitarian…he did it all! I know “heaven’s” gate was opened for Mr. Lewis…well done thy faithful servant!
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