The Original Nutty Professor Has Died

He was an actor, a comedian, a singer and, above all else, a humanitarian.      Jerry Lewis passed away at his home in Las Vegas this morning.

Born Joseph Levitch in Newark, New Jersey in 1926, his fame began when teaming up with Dean Martin in the 1940s.   He was a star on radio,in  the movies, and on television, but may best be known for hosting his MDA Telethons each Labor Day weekend for more than 4 decades.     He helped to raise hundred of millions of dollars to fight the disease over his 44 years as host.

Jerry Lewis was 91.

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