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Longtime host Jerry Lewis performs during the 2005 Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)


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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.

By LINDSEY BAHR, Associated Press August 20, 2017