Comedian Jerry Lewis Dies at Age 91 in Las Vegas

Jerry Lewis has died at age 91 in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John Katsilometes reported that Jerry Lewis died at his home at 9:15 a.m. and his agent confirmed the news.

Jerry Lewis was brash slapstick comic who teamed with Dean Martin in the 1950s. After a split with Dean Martin, Lewis starred in “The Nutty Professor” and “The Bellboy” and other films.

Jerry Lewis appeared lately in films such as Martin Scorsese’s “The King of Comedy,” but Lewis was largely offscreen from the late 1960s and later year. He was more visible and active with his annual Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy telethon.

At age 90, Jerry Lewis has made his return to the big screen in the film Max Rose, delivering what critics called a mesmerizing performance that fans of the legendary comedian may not have seen before. In his first film role in more than 20 years, Lewis plays, a jazz pianist who, days before his wife’s death, makes a discovery that leads him to question his marriage of 65 years. The legend said his greatest fear is leaving behind his wife Sandee and their 24-year-old daughter, Danielle. 90-year-old Jerry Lewis breaks down in tears while discussing death.

Jerry Lewis raised more than $2.45 billion before being relieved of his role as leader of the telethon in 2011.

Jerry Lewis … The Typewriter featured in the Jerry Lewis film Who’s Minding the Store (1963)..

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Jerry Lewis on Dick Cavett January 27, 1973.

Jerry Lewis as “Nutty Professor” Kelp trying bodybuilding, featuring soon to be James Bond star Richard Jaws-Kiel in 1963. Nutty Professor was the 13th film for Jerry Lewis and the fifth film for Kiel.