Jerry Lewis, Comedy Legend, Dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, Comedy Legend, Dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, Comedy Legend, Dies at 91

His family confirmed the news in a statement to a Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter, stating, "Legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home [with] family by his side".

The star appeared on Broadway as a replacement in the 1994 revival of Damn Yankees, where he replaced Victor Garber as "Applegate".

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Lewis made a name for himself in the 1950's with his slapstick humor and as part of the comedic duo Martin and Lewis with handsome straight man and crooner Dean Martin.

Outside of entertainment, Lewis was giving of his time, presenting the annual "Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon" for more than four decades.

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Famed for his work with Dean Martin in the 1950s, the pair dominated the showbiz industry, ruling American radio and nightclub and later the Hollywood box office in which they bought their light-hearted and physical comedy act to 16 films. On t'a pas vu sortir, Fight For Life, Cookie, Mr. Saturday Night, Arizona Dream, Funny Bones, The Nutty Professor, Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!, Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis, Até que a Sorte nos Separe 2, The Trust and Max Rose.

Lewis was more than an actor, he was also a humanitarian.

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