Hollywood Legend Jerry Lewis Dies at 91

Terrible news out of Hollywood today. We are just learning that comedy legend Jerry Lewis has died at the age of 91. From his peerless TV and film work with fellow funnyman Dean Martin to a solo film career that included such beloved and timeless favorites as Who’s Minding the Store?, The Nutty Professor, Hook, Line and Sinker, and many more, he remained a beloved mainstay in cinema…and a¬†singular talent who could seemingly do anything.¬†Among his more curious works are the Holocaust film The Day the Clown Cried (a film that was never released, causing it a huge degree of notoriety), and a dramatic turn in Martin Scorsese‘s The King of Comedy, which is perhaps his most underrated performance. Additionally, was a regular presence on stage and TV, even having his own comic book at one point. His biggest contribution outside of entertainment was his charity work, with his commitment to the Muscular Dystrophy Association raising millions for the organization thanks to his annual telethons. The world is a bit less brighter today with Lewis no longer in it. Take some time to reflect upon Jerry Lewis and the countless laughs he has given us all, for they will reverberate forever. As we prepare additional tributes to Lewis over the next couple of days, we encourage you to peruse the Jerry Lewis archives here on MovieFanFare.