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Jerry Lewis Honored In Hollywood, Says Women Are Funny, But Not When Crude

The 88-year-old entertainer was criticized for expressing his distaste for female comedians a few years ago, but in clarifying his comments, he called Lucille Ball “brilliant” and said Carol Burnett is “the greatest female entrepreneur of comedy.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/12/2014

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Jerry Lewis Hospitalized After Collapsing In New York City

Entertainer Jerry Lewis was rushed to a hospital in New York City Tuesday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/13/2012

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Fellow Comedians Honor Jerry Lewis At Laugh Factory Fundraiser

Comedy icon Jerry Lewis is gone from the Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon he hosted for decades, but fellow comedians are making sure his name stays attached to the search for a cure.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/06/2011

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MDA Telethon Brings In $61.5M

Even without Jerry Lewis, the Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon posted its best gain since the recession started, though the program’s longtime host was on the minds of many during the 46th annual fundraiser.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/05/2011

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Shorter, Lewis-Free MDA Telethon Makes Several References To Jerry’s Absence

The hosts of the 46th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon said Sunday that Jerry Lewis retired from the organization and its yearly fundraiser — the charity’s first comments about the beloved icon’s departure since an announcement last month.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/04/2011

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Indulge Your Inner Know-It-All: Labor Day Edition

Labor Day facts to make you the Resident Smarty Pants at your weekend BBQ


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Jerry Lewis Still At A Loss To Explain Why He Was Dumped From Telethon

In his first public appearance since inexplicably parting ways with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, comedic icon Jerry Lewis said Saturday that his years of service to the charity helped make him a star.


MDA Telethon Ready To Roll With Big Stars

This will be the first year that the Muscular Dystrophy Association has assembled a new team of recognized co-hosts, pulled from some of the top reality shows, and a celebrity lineup that rivals a major award show, for its annual telethon.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/18/2011

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Comedians Rally To Get Jerry Lewis’ MDA Telethon Job Back

Jerry Lewis’ separation from the Muscular Dystrophy Association is not a laughing matter for some comedians.


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No Kidding! Jerry Lewis Won’t Appear On Next MDA Telethon At All

The Muscular Dystrophy Association says comedian Jerry Lewis is no longer serving as the organization’s national chairman.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/03/2011

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Entertainment Round-Up: Bond Marries, Commercial Star Dies, Paris Hikes

Daniel Craig, you might know him better as James Bond, is no longer single.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/25/2011

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‘Overly Tired’ Jerry Lewis Released From Hospital

Jerry Lewis is out of an Australian hospital a day after he had to cancel a show in Sydney because of poor health.


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Jerry Lewis Cancels MDA Show, Is Hospitalized In Australia

Jerry Lewis canceled a show Friday due to poor health, according to officials with the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Australia.


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Jerry Lewis Retiring From MDA Telethon In September

After 45 years, Jerry Lewis is retiring as host of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Labor Day telethon.


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MDA Telethon Will Be Streamlined In 2011

The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Labor Day Telethon is getting shorter.