Jerry Lewis, Dead at 91

Jerry LewisJerry Lewis was 91. He was a slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Share this entry

Comments (10 - click here to join in!)

Rob J

@ TM

Hopefully you and Elvis never split up with the vitriol of Martin and Lewis' breakup in 1956. Apparently they shunned each other for 2 decades!

August 20, 2017 @ 9:54 PM


@Rob J - it's early.

August 21, 2017 @ 8:04 AM


Was never a fan.*

I didn't like Jerry Lewis either... ;)

* Toronto Mike and Elvis

August 21, 2017 @ 8:53 AM


Big fan...mostly as a solo performer (not so much Lewis and Martin) fondly remember staying up to watch the telethons back in the day and even saw the famous reunion between Lewis and Martin facilitated by Sinatra...however as he got older he seemed to lose it

August 21, 2017 @ 2:28 PM

Ryan G

My only real "live" memories of Lewis was when he was crying and exhausted at the end of the MD labour day telethons. He'd have top notch hollywood talent performing on the main American network show, but then when he threw to the local telethon here in Toronto, the entertainment would consist of some guy from community theatre with a sock puppet.

August 22, 2017 @ 3:44 PM


On Monday, Marc Maron re-released an podcast he did with Jerry Lewis last year. In the interview, Lewis claimed that his split with Dean Martin in the 1950s was amicable. i guess he felt free to rewrite history since Dino is no longer around to refute those statements. Most entertainment historians concede that it was Jerry's idea to end the partnership and that Dean feared his career was over after the break-up.

August 22, 2017 @ 6:14 PM

Rob J

Guests are self-serving and-or lie in podcasts??!! Heaven forbid.

August 22, 2017 @ 7:52 PM


Jim Carrey reminds me of Jerry. Similar goofiness. I Liked Jerry. And the energy he put into the MS cause is admirable.

August 23, 2017 @ 8:45 PM

Leave a comment

Only 10 comments? C'mon, we can do better... Leave a comment above and let's keep this conversation going!

« Music-themed online slots you’d instantly fall in love with! Jay Thomas, Dead at 69 »