Famous comedian and actor Jerry Lewis has died at the age of 91

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Famous Hollywood actor and comedian Jerry Lewis died Sunday at the age of 91 in his family.

Lewis was born in Newark (new Jersey) in the family of Jews of Russia. The boy grew up in an artistic environment: his father was a singer and mother a concert pianist. So even in childhood little Joseph (name given to him at birth) performed musical numbers.

His amazing career can be divided into 3 stages. First – the comic Duo of Dean Martin, who brings both a resounding success and the establishment of a joint TV show. The second phase began in 1956, when Lewis started a solo career in cinema, which reached its peak in the 1960s. The last stage: the base of the telethon for the muscular dystrophy Association (AMD), which is held annually on the eve of labor Day. Since 1966 until 2010, the show Lewis that he personally led, and collected 2.45 billion dollars to AMD.

RIP JERRY thank you for the laughter & servant heart
BREAKING: Comic legend Jerry Lewis dead at 91?? https://t.co/sWfyqZ7aOB via @MailOnline

— CountryGirl 4 Trump (@TheSocialPlan_) August 20, 2017

«RIP Jerry, thank you for the laughter and suedecloth».

BREAKING: Comic legend Jerry Lewis dead at 91 https://t.co/oecFBhUjLT @MailOnline. Folks he did so much for muscular dystrophy awareness.

— Tracey Theisen, MBA (@TraceyTheisen) August 20, 2017

«Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis died at the age of 91. People, he has done so much for patients with muscular dystrophy.».

As reported by NY Daily News, among colleagues Lewis was revered as a genius. In a documentary about comedian, which was released in 2011, entitled «Method of madness», the comedians Billy crystal, Eddie Murphy and Chevy chase admired his unusual style.

«Pay me, once said of Lewis, – for what most kids get punished».

It is known that the actor has survived 3 heart attack in 1960, 1982 and 2006. In addition, Lewis has suffered prostate cancer, type 1 diabetes, and viral meningitis. The most difficult disease was pulmonary fibrosis, from which he was treated with prednisone, after which have noticeably gained weight.