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Correction: Jerry Lewis is Hosting MDA Telethon Tonight
AP | 9-3-06 | my favorite headache

Posted on 09/03/2006 12:14:18 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache

Saw this just breaking...Jerry Lewis will not host the annual MDA telethon for the first time ever due to a sudden illness...Ed McMahon will take his place as full time host this year.

Lewis has battled a number of illnesses over the last 12 years but always managed to host the 21.5 hour show...even on oxygen.

A taped opening filmed on August 31st on the Vegas strip with him stopping traffic with an orchestra at 2 am will still be shown but Lewis is too ill to do the show live.


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Very sad....Jerry has been there every year for 41 years ...his health must be really poor all of a sudden for him to miss this. Having been out in the street performing the other day leads me to believe something is really bad with him.

I have supported MDA since age 4 when I would walk neighborhoods collecting for the charity and well...Labor Day wouldn't be Labor Day without Jerry Lewis on TV.

1 posted on 09/03/2006 12:14:19 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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That sucks - I never really cared for Lewis' comedy but thought his telethon was a great thing.


2 posted on 09/03/2006 12:17:31 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: My Favorite Headache

Wow... you know he's in a bad way.


3 posted on 09/03/2006 12:20:04 PM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: Chi-townChief

Even his movies with Dean Martin? They were so silly they were hilarious.


4 posted on 09/03/2006 12:21:07 PM PDT by stm (Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence)
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To: My Favorite Headache

prayers for Jerry Lewis.

he is an intresting and a weird guy, but his heart is in the right place most of the time.


5 posted on 09/03/2006 12:22:10 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (God makes us strong for alittle while so that we can protect the weak.)
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To: Chi-townChief

Understand...his sense of humor is really a matter of taste. One can not however look at the man and not show an enormous amount of respect for 41+ years of dedication for MDA...it still gets major star power to the program.

Joined by host Ed McMahon and co-hosts, Jann Carl, Tom Bergeron, Norm Crosby, Billy Gilman, Larry King, Tony Orlando and Bob Zany. This year’s on-air talent includes Celine Dion , Paul Anka, Goo Goo Dolls, Lee Greenwood, Dave Matthews Band, Joshua Bell, Jo Dee Messina, Daddy Yankee, Cheap Trick, Rita Rudner, Neil Patrick Harris, Ray Romano, William Shatner, Donald Trump, Sean Hayes, Lance Burton, Clint Holmes, Louie Anderson, George Wallace, Julie Roberts, Maureen McGovern, George Clinton, Village People, the casts of Phantom of the Opera, Shout, The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee, The Color Purple and the Wedding singer and more.


6 posted on 09/03/2006 12:23:05 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache ("Scientology is dangerous stuff,it's like forming a religion based around Johnny Quest and Haji.")
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To: My Favorite Headache

Prayers for Jerry!


7 posted on 09/03/2006 12:25:39 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The right wants victory, the left wants surrender. It's that simple.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

France is deeply saddened...


8 posted on 09/03/2006 12:27:51 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (I wish a political party would come along that thinks like I do.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I'm sorry to hear this, and offer my prayers as well. Labor Day is all about the MDA Telethon. I'll of course watch much of the telethon and make our annual contribution, but it won't be the same without Jerry.


9 posted on 09/03/2006 12:28:04 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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Awhhh..Today, our Firemen were on intersections and in the Wal*Mart parking lot, holding up "boots" collecting money..."Fill it up for Jerry's Kids"..

Poor Jerry..sw

10 posted on 09/03/2006 12:28:09 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (Free the Border Patrol)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Jerry...if you are never able to do another telethon then God bless you for the work and dedication all these years for MDA. Get well is our prayers for you.


11 posted on 09/03/2006 12:36:01 PM PDT by tflabo (Take authority that's ours)
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To: My Favorite Headache


12 posted on 09/03/2006 12:41:44 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: My Favorite Headache
Ed McMahon: Marine fighter pilot in WW II. No crap.

"Ho, ho, no, what kind of Zeros ARE they, Johnny? Ho, ho, ho."

13 posted on 09/03/2006 12:44:08 PM PDT by LS
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That sucks - I never really cared for Lewis' comedy but thought his telethon was a great thing.

That's more or less what I was going to say but you beat me to it
So.....
Ditto!

14 posted on 09/03/2006 12:46:12 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: My Favorite Headache

I always liked Lewis and could never understand all the bashing he gets. I would suspect it`s because of his loud manner, but that never bothered me. What bothers me was the idolization of him by France which to me was such an insult. If dogshiet idolizes someone you admire, how can you not be insulted?


15 posted on 09/03/2006 12:46:47 PM PDT by Screamname (A second plane has just hit the second tower, this is a coincidence. - Katie Couric, Sept 11th 2001)
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To: Tall_Texan

Snide!


16 posted on 09/03/2006 12:49:28 PM PDT by em2vn
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This year’s on-air talent includes Celine Dion...

Putting "talent" and "Celine Dion" in the same sentence is like putting "sane" in the same sentence with "Al Gore".

17 posted on 09/03/2006 12:50:35 PM PDT by Screamname (A second plane has just hit the second tower, this is a coincidence. - Katie Couric, Sept 11th 2001)
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To: My Favorite Headache
L I N K
please when available.
18 posted on 09/03/2006 12:53:06 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Where did you see/hear this? Just yesterday there was an interview saying that his health was better. Guess he had a setback. We'll miss him this year.


19 posted on 09/03/2006 12:54:32 PM PDT by zgirl
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To: My Favorite Headache

He really doesn't look like he'll be around much longer. I wish him the best for now. He seems like a good man. I like him even more after reading how he stands up for his telethon. See: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1694761/posts .


20 posted on 09/03/2006 12:57:40 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy (Like food and fun? Join the Freeper Kitchen ping list.)
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Ed McMahon Talks About 35th Annual Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon - http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0009/03/sun.05.html


21 posted on 09/03/2006 1:04:10 PM PDT by Mfkmmof4 (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
One of my favorite moments was when he and Dean hadn't spoken in years. On the MDA telethon, Dean walks on stage to a huge round of gasps, then applause.

With out missing a beat, Jerry says to Dean (raised eyebrow), "So? You never write any more?!"

Thanks for all of Jerry's kids you've helped, Jerry. They will always be your kids.

22 posted on 09/03/2006 1:04:53 PM PDT by llevrok (When you take my gin from my cold, dead hand....)
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I can't find anything anywhere that says Jerry Lewis will not be there. URL please!


23 posted on 09/03/2006 1:19:54 PM PDT by MrLee
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Putting "talent" and "Celine Dion" in the same sentence is like putting "sane" in the same sentence with "Al Gore".

The gal has pipes. She's a gifted singer.

24 posted on 09/03/2006 1:21:12 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (You! Shake your junk!)
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25 posted on 09/03/2006 1:24:50 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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26 posted on 09/03/2006 1:27:19 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

My Dad interviewed hundreds of celebrities, politicians, writers, etc. in his career. He said Jerry Lewis was one of the weirdest he'd ever met!


27 posted on 09/03/2006 1:34:04 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: MrLee

Same here.


28 posted on 09/03/2006 1:34:11 PM PDT by John W
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

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Actually JERRY LEWIS was very animated and generous during his TV interview after the death of 90 year old actor GLENN FORD this last week.

GOD Speed, JERRY. All your kids just luv you.

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29 posted on 09/03/2006 1:40:38 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.comr)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Was a fox news alert at the time


30 posted on 09/03/2006 1:40:49 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache ("Scientology is dangerous stuff,it's like forming a religion based around Johnny Quest and Haji.")
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To: MrLee

Fox News has said it about 2-3 times today...it was #1 story on their Top 5 Stories of the day.


31 posted on 09/03/2006 1:42:01 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache ("Scientology is dangerous stuff,it's like forming a religion based around Johnny Quest and Haji.")
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Well, I think they were wrong. It's not on the Fox News website. Google News and Yahoo News are not reporting it (sort by date) either.

Time will tell if Jerry will be on or not.

32 posted on 09/03/2006 1:48:46 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning)
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The blonde who was hosting early this afternoon mentioned it 2-3 times in the span she was on saying due to sudden illness...Ed McMahon will be replacing Lewis for the first time in 41 years with the words "Show Must Go On" on the screen.


33 posted on 09/03/2006 1:50:29 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache ("Scientology is dangerous stuff,it's like forming a religion based around Johnny Quest and Haji.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

I have checked the telethon website. There is nothing late and breaking posted.


34 posted on 09/03/2006 1:50:31 PM PDT by Mfkmmof4 (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Disability activists have spoiled the soup.


35 posted on 09/03/2006 1:52:11 PM PDT by RGSpincich
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That sucks - I never really cared for Lewis' comedy but thought his telethon was a great thing.

Jerry's '60s and 70's movies are pretty cringe-worthy, but his early stuff with Dean Martin was hilarious. They were a nightclub act, at their best in front of a live crowd, and their movies never really captured it. Check out the DVDs that have come out recently of their early TV appearances on the Colgate Comedy Hour, which more accurately reflects the way they slayed live audiences (you can find them for a couple of bucks at Walgreen's). Some of that stuff made me laugh until I couldn't breathe. Also, Jerry did some solo records early in his career, like "Sunday Driving," which are absolutely hilarious.

My wife never cared for him either until I showed her that stuff, and she became a convert. I even took her to see him in the national tour of "Damn Yankees" in the '90s, and he was great. I think he's just one of those guys you have to see in person to really appreciate. I remember a Dallas newspaper columnist in the '70s, doing his "best of the year" column, listed Jerry as the best stand-up comedy act he'd seen all year, and he admitted that he never would've believed he would be saying that.

36 posted on 09/03/2006 2:34:12 PM PDT by HHFi
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One more thing: his recent book about his career with Dean Martin was terrific, and if you're at all interested in show business in that era (late 40's-mid '50s) and the mob influence on it, etc., it's a must read: http://www.amazon.com/Dean-Me-A-Love-Story/dp/0767920864/sr=1-1/qid=1157319158/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-8220619-4527922?ie=UTF8&s=books


37 posted on 09/03/2006 2:36:58 PM PDT by HHFi
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I gotta hand it to Jerry... He's been there throughout, though certain folks were throwing eggs at him.


38 posted on 09/03/2006 2:41:09 PM PDT by Brilliant
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Hope they only show frontal pics of Celine.If she stands sideways and sticks out her tongue,she looks like a zipper!
39 posted on 09/03/2006 3:07:20 PM PDT by xarmydog
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To: monkapotamus

Aging sucks.


40 posted on 09/03/2006 3:14:09 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (What Darwin denied he now regrets)
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To: HHFi
Jerry's '60s and 70's movies are pretty cringe-worthy

The Nutty Professor is pretty damn funny. It's a classic film.

41 posted on 09/03/2006 3:38:44 PM PDT by wideminded
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http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/do/2006/aug/31/566620881.html

The renaissance filmmaker

His films - including such classics as "The Nutty Professor" (1963), "The Bellboy" (1960), "The Ladies' Man" (1961) and "The Family Jewels" (1965) - have grossed more than $800 million. His best films are those in which he was actor and some combination of producer, director and writer or wore all four hats.

The franchise

Lewis always was boffo at the box office. Films featuring Lewis and Dean Martin were voted by film exhibitors as the top box-office attractions six years in a row in the '50s. When the pair split and Lewis pursued his own film career, he received the top honor for six more years. Several of the early films Lewis made when he went out on his own have been remade, including "Nutty Professor" with Eddie Murphy playing Lewis' parts. Two are in the works: "The Bellboy," with Jackie Chan, and "Cinderfella" (no cast details).

The inventor

Lewis invented - and patented - the "video assist," a video camera linked to a motion-picture lens, for "Cinderfella" in 1960. This allowed directors to immediately view the take rather than waiting for daily rushes. It quickly became standard equipment on most movie sets.

The academic

He taught filmmaking at USC and wrote a book, "The Total Filmmaker," based on almost 500 hours of lectures. Dale Melgaard, former instructor in UNLV's film department, once noted that Lewis is still a legend on the Southern California campus.

The peer

Lewis has earned the respect of such legendary filmmakers as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Woody Allen and Peter Bogdanovich as well as the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, which gave him a lifetime achievement award in 2004.


42 posted on 09/03/2006 3:39:18 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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43 posted on 09/03/2006 3:42:36 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: llevrok

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pld78Ext4mM


44 posted on 09/03/2006 3:44:21 PM PDT by MaineVoter2002 (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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Anyone besides the OP seen or heard this anywhere?


45 posted on 09/03/2006 3:45:35 PM PDT by John W
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Putting "talent" and "Celine Dion" in the same sentence is like putting "sane" in the same sentence with "Al Gore

I'm going to disagree there. Celine Dion has a magnificent set of pipes.

46 posted on 09/03/2006 3:48:49 PM PDT by JCEccles
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Has this been confirmed?

I know at http:www.jerrylewiscomedy.com which is a website run by his son Chris they have a Forum of fans.

http://www.jerrylewiscomedy.com/tinc?key=iwXoayp9&start=-1&reverse=1

(Im still looking to confurm it)


47 posted on 09/03/2006 3:50:49 PM PDT by MaineVoter2002 (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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You can watch the Jerry Lewis Telethon live here...


http://www.mdausa.org


48 posted on 09/03/2006 3:53:43 PM PDT by MaineVoter2002 (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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I saw one of those 'entertainment' news shows last night while channel surfing. They had a promo interview with Jerry Lewis about this weekend's telethon. He recently had a heart attack and had an angioplasty. He looked fine, but was using a motorized wheelchair to get around.


49 posted on 09/03/2006 3:57:09 PM PDT by kristinn
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Putting "talent" and "Celine Dion" in the same sentence is like putting "sane" in the same sentence with "Al Gore".

Putting "sane" in the same sentence as "Al gore" is like putting "well crafted analogy" in the same sentence as "Screamname."

Celine Dion is a magnificent talent.

50 posted on 09/03/2006 4:15:14 PM PDT by Invisible Gorilla
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