I'm overjoyed that we were able to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina and at the same time continue our 40-year tradition of helping 'my kids,MDA Telethon raises $54.9 million Sep 05, 2005
I think the organization is coherent enough so that no further changes need to be made by the HouseU.S. Senate overhauls appropriations panel Mar 03, 2005
He touched many people's hearts -- mine included -- in his short lifetime, which was devoted to helping others and spreading peace and love2004 MDA telethon dedicated to 'Mattie' Jul 19, 2004
People don't want to do a telethon anymore because they have to get off their butt, get on a plane, come here (Las Vegas) and do itLewis telethon seeks recession rebound Aug 29, 2010
I know a thing or two about buddy movies ... . Only one can be the pretty one, only one can be the smart one, and only one can get the girlFriars Club honors Gleeson, Cheadle Jul 26, 2011
Jerry Lewis (born Joseph Levitch; March 16, 1926) is an American comedian, actor, film producer, screenwriter, film director and singer. He is best known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis. In addition to the duo's popular nightclub work, they starred in a successful series of comedy films for Paramount Pictures.
Lewis is also known for his charity fund-raising telethons and position as national chairman for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Lewis has won several awards for lifetime achievements from The American Comedy Awards, The Golden Camera, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and The Venice Film Festival, and he has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2005, he received the Governors Award of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors, which is the highest Emmy Award presented. On February 22, 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Lewis the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.