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TCM to remember legendary comedic actor Jerry Lewis on Labor Day

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Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:45 pm
Programming tribute to include 'The Nutty Professor' (1963), 'The King of Comedy' (1983) & 'The Bellboy' (1960)
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of acclaimed comedian, actor and filmmaker Jerry Lewis, whose irrepressible zaniness and frantic creativity made him a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, with a five-film tribute. The event will take place on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, in honor of the nearly 50 years Lewis spent hosting The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, encouraging viewers to donate to the charity.
Lewis, who passed away Sunday at the age of 91, knew success in movies, on television, in nightclubs and on the Broadway stage from his early films with Dean Martin, to his solo career eventually writing, producing and directing many of his own films.
The following is the complete schedule for TCM's tribute to Jerry Lewis:
'TCM Remembers Jerry Lewis' - Monday, Sept. 4
  • 8 p.m. "The Nutty Professor" (1963) - A timid chemist discovers a potion that unleashes his sleazy side.
  • 10 p.m. "The King of Comedy" (1983) - A would-be comic kidnaps a talk-show host to win a guest shot on his show.
  • Midnight "The Stooge" (1952) - A failed singer takes on a comedian to create a team act.
  • 2 a.m. "The Bellboy" (1960) - An accident-prone bellboy's resemblance to Jerry Lewis causes rampant confusion.
  • 3:30 a.m. "The Disorderly Orderly" (1964) - An inefficient hospital orderly wreaks havoc when he tries to help the patients.
For more information, visit: http://www.tcm.com/remembers/.
(All times Eastern)

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