Jerry Lewis and the MDA telethon

TelevisionHealthDiseases and IllnessesJerry LewisEntertainmentFrank SinatraSammy Davis Jr.
For the first time in 45 years, Jerry Lewis was not pleading for donations in front of a camera on Labor Day weekend, after he was abruptly dismissed as the host of the Muscular Dystrophy Assn.'s telethon, an event that drew attention to the childhood disease and that in its heyday was an... Getty Images
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