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From the Nutty Professor to the Telethon King: See Jerry Lewis' Life in Photos
Jerry Lewis died in his Las Vegas home on Sunday, his agent confirmed to PEOPLE. Take a look back at the comedy legend’s most memorable moments.
By Maria Mercedes Lara•@maria_mercedes
Posted on August 20, 2017 at 2:26pm EDT
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Jerry Lewis posed for a promotional photo for 1963's Who's Minding the Store.
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Jerry Lewis laughed with Jim Carrey at his 90th birthday celebration at the Friars Club in New York City in April 2016.
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Jerry Lewis was as famous for his telethon fundraisers as he was for his comedy. In 2008 he hosted th 43rd annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon.
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Jerry Lewis appeared alongside Milton Berle in 1960's The Bellboy.
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Jerrry Lewis goofed around with his son Anthony at London's Heathrow airport in the '50s.
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Jerry Lewis performed a famous bit with dancing food in 1950's My Friend Irma Goes West.
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Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra surprised Jerry Lewis during a Muscular Dystrophy Telethon in 1976.
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Jerry Lewis posed with his Governor's Award at the 2005 Emmys.
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Jerry Lewis posed with his family — including wife Patti and young sons Gary and Ron — in 1953.
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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis played around during a promotional shot for their radio show.
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Jerry Lewis posed in costume in 1963's The Nutty Professor.
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Jerry Lewis was joined by daugher Danielle Sarah Lewis (left) and wife SanDee Pitnick at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival where he also did a hand and footprint ceremony.
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Jerry Lewis was notriously grumpy about interviews. In this shot from 2016, the actor reacts to a question during a press event.
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