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 Jerry Lewis to retire as MDA Telethon host.
Jerry Lewis to retire as MDA Telethon host.
Lewis began hosting telethons to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Associations of America in 1952. The telethons as we know them started in 1966. 2011 will be the first time the show will air for 6 hours instead of the 21+ hours and it will also be Jerry's last time hosting it. picked by 2manyusernames 5 months ago
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At his age and health it is probably a good thing he is retiring as the host but he will be missed.


Some of us are old enough to remember seeing this live:

<a href='/redir.p?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leHvevoJbM8' class='plime' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'><b>flash video</b></a>



Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis break-up was rather nasty. They didn't speak for a very long time. They did eventually patch things up and became friends again. The start of that long process was put in place by Frank Sinatra when he brought Dean on stage during the telethon.

I wasn't quite a teenager yet, but remember this well.
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 suebe
5 months ago
« 2manyusernames : At his age and health it is probably a good thing he is retiring as the host but he will be missed.


Some of us are old enough to remember seeing this live:

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis break-up was rather nasty. They didn't speak for a very long time. They did eventually patch things up and became friends again. The start of that long process was put in place by Frank Sinatra when he brought Dean on stage during the telethon.

I wasn't quite a teenager yet, but remember this well.
Wow, I remember that too. Godspeed, Jerry, you will be missed on the telephon. He's done so much good.
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 drogue
5 months ago
I remember it. Along with wondering why my parents told me I shouldn't drink. (Yet still gave me taunting sips of wine.)
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