Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis dies at 91

Lewis, who was known for his great comedic talents and famously worked on the Labor Day telethons to raise money for muscular dystrophy, passed away on Sunday at the age of 91.
1:53 | 08/21/17

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Now we celebrate one of the biggest stars of the last century Jerry Lewis comedian filmmaker humanitarian. Passed away Sunday at the age of 91 a long life filled with monumental achievement and difficult challenges here's ABC's David Wright. Jerry Lewis could get a laugh without speaking a word. Jerry Lewis was the zany crowned the dean Martin's suave sophisticated. Oh. Good also be famously prickly. That character trait ultimately broke up Martin and Lewis on full display in the last interview Lewis gave it your are retiring. Why most Americans know him for the role he took later in life. You are anonymous. So well. Can make some being held. Those Labor Day telethon. Raised more than two billion dollars for muscular dystrophy. Asked how we'd like to be remembered he told ABC he didn't care I don't care what they write when it's over. I want to know what I'm not gonna know about it he will be remembered as a comic legend. Why don't we call a second cameraman. We grow our second camera man Helen Keller. Favorite color is plaid. Helen McCallum plant once that when someone doesn't impression of mammoth the only way to got to know what's really needed by that clue. For Good Morning America David Wright ABC news New York. He made the world a better place in selling my shares and I remember every Labor Day this telethon raised a lot of money over two billion dollars.

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