Jerry Lewis, The slapstick loving comedian innovative filmmaker and genetos fundraiser who become famous with classics like “ The Nutty Professor” and “The bellboy” has died . He was 91.
Lewis died on Sunday after a brief illness in Ls Vegas said his publicist candi cazau. Lewis first gained fame for is frenzied comedy and music act with singer dean martin .When that ended in the mid -1950 went solo , by early 1960s . he had become atop draw in movies such as “ The Bellboy”, “The Processor” and The Patsy. Along the way , He pioneered the use of videotape and closed circuit Monoester in film making a now standard technique called video assist. Lewis first helped raise money for muscular dystrophy in a telethon in 1956.He was so successful and so devoted to the cause, The children affected by the disease became known as Jerry kids . The telethon long known as “ The Jerry Lewis MDA telethon “ began airing on Lobar Day weekend in 196 and Lewis served as host until 2011.Lewis is survived by second wife ,SenDee Pitnick , with whom he adopted a daughter.