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  1. #1 Jerry Lewis Dead at 91 
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    By DAVE KEHR AUG. 20, 2017



    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 John Katsilometes, a columnist for The Las Vegas Review Journal, who spoke to family members.

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    I first started watching his telethons for MD and then watched a few of his movies. RIP.
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    After he split with Dean Martin I just never cared to watch any of his film. I guess for me if he had a low point in life it was that telethon that was paying full rate to all those people that made appearances, it was not free or a courtesy and it took years to find the truth about it. To me that ruined the telethon and I never gave a dime just because I knew it was going to all those Hollywood slugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Old White Man View Post
    I guess for me if he had a low point in life it was that telethon that was paying full rate to all those people that made appearances, it was not free or a courtesy and it took years to find the truth about it.
    I had no idea that happened.


    RIP Jerry.
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    R.I.P., Jerry.

    I grudgingly thought he was okay. A lot of his humorous sketches were too long and telegraphed, though he showed flashes of brilliance.
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  6. #6 Jerry Lewis Dead at 91 
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    I know he did a lot of good for muscular dystrophy but the reality is, and it pains me to say it, but he was a douchebag. I know a few people who met him and to say he was a total dickhead to fans is an understatement. I'm not one to piss on someone's grave but the truth hurts sometimes.


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    I never thought he was very funny, but he did a lot of good for kids with MD.
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