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LOS ANGELES Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.
Lewis died Sunday of natural causes in Las Vegas with his family by his side, publicist Candi Cazau said.
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Lewis career spanned the history of show business in the 20th century, beginning in his parents vaudeville act at the age of 5. He was just 20 when his pairing with Martin made them international stars. He went on to make such favourites as The Bellboy and The Nutty Professor, was featured in Martin Scorsese The King of Comedy and appeared as himself in Billy Crystal Mr. Saturday Night.
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In the 1990s, he scored a stage comeback as the devil in the Broadway revival of Damn Yankees. And after a 20 year break from making movies, Lewis returned as the star of the independent drama Max Rose, released in 2016.
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In a statement Sunday, the White House praised Lewis for his charity work.
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Lewis had teamed up with Martin after the Second World War, and their radio and stage antics delighted audiences, although not immediately. Their debut, in 1946 at canada goose outlet mall Atlantic City 500 Club, was a bust. Warned by owner D that they might be fired, Martin and Lewis tossed the script and improvised their way into history. New York columnists Walter Winchell and Ed Sullivan came to the club and raved over the sexy singer and the berserk clown.
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But in the mid 1950s, their partnership began to wear. Lewis longed for more than laughs. Martin had tired of playing straight man and of Lewis attempts to add Chaplinesque pathos. He also wearied of the pace of films, television, nightclub and theatre appearances, benefits and publicity junkets on which Lewis thrived. The rift became increasingly public as the two camps sparred verbally.
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The entertainment trade at first considered canada goose sale outlet review Martin the casualty of the split, since his talents, except as a canada goose coats on sale singer, were unexplored. He fooled his detractors by cultivating a comic, drunken persona, becoming star of a long running TV variety show and a respected actor in such films as Some Came Running, The Young Lions and Rio Bravo.
Lewis also distinguished himself after the break, revealing a serious side as unexpected as Martin gift for comedy. Among his hits under his own direction was the 1963 The Nutty Professor, playing a dual Jekyll and Hyde role, transforming himself from a nerdy college teacher to a sexy (and conceited) lounge singer, Buddy Love, regarded as a spoof of his old partner Martin.