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Comedian, actor, singer, and philanthropist Jerry Lewis dies at 91 in Las Vegas

Veteran Comedian, Actor and Philanthropist Jerry Lewis dies at age 91

Comedian, actor, singer, director, and philanthropist JERRY LEWIS has died on Sunday morning in Las Vegas.

He fronted more than 50 movies and directed some of our favorite comedies including The Nutty Professor, The Bellboy, and Rock-A-bye baby. He became the highest-paid person ever to star in a Broadway show at the time, at a reported $40,000 a week.

One of the most popular comic actors of the 1950s and ’60s, he  also won acclaim as a writer, actor and philanthropist.

The 91 year old, JERRY LEWIS was also the host of the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon on Labor Day weekend from 1966 to 2010.

He was a prominent activist for Muscular Dystrophy patients and from that show, he made raised over £1.95billion to support the cause

Review Journal reporter JOHN KATSILOMETES says LEWIS died peacefully from natural causes at his home in Vegas with his family.

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