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Comedian Jerry Lewis Dies At Age 91

Variety reports: Jerry Lewis, the brash slapstick comic who teamed with Dean Martin in the 1950s and later starred in “The Nutty Professor” and “The Bellboy” before launching the Muscular Dystrophy telethon, has died in Las Vegas. He was 91. Over the past 10 years of his life, the cranky icon’s reputation soured as he was forced to apologize for ...

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Jerry Lewis Disses Female Comedians

“I can’t see women doing that. It bothers me. I cannot sit and watch a lady diminish her qualities to the lowest common denominator. I just can’t do that.” – Jerry Lewis, telling an interviewer at Cannes that he doesn’t have any favorite female comedians because they are an embarrassment to motherhood. Or something. Lewis’ comments have ignited a firestorm ...

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Jerry Lewis Apologizes, GLAAD Accepts

Jerry Lewis handled his “illiterate fag” dust-up perfectly, issuing a complete admission and apology immediately. Lewis: “I obviously made a bad choice of words. Everyone who knows me understands that I hold no prejudices in this regard. The success of the (telethon) and all the good that will come from it shouldn’t be lost because of one unfortunate word. I ...

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Jerry Lewis Drops Gay F-Bomb Live On TV?

In the 18th hour of this weekend’s Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy telethon, host Jerry Lewis appears to say “illiterate faggot” while live on the air. Unbelievable. Was Jerry Lewis ever funny? The gaffe was caught by eagle-ears over at After Elton and many other blogs and news sources, a few of whom say Lewis said “fatty”, not “faggot.” What do ...

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