Tributes roll in for the filmstar, philanthropist and comic legend.
It's official: the world has become a little less funny with the death of comic genius Jerry Lewis, who passed away at the grand old age of 91 last week at his Las Vegas home. Tributes are now pouring in in honour of this remarkable man.
Jerry Lewis at the 2015 NAB Show
Legendary comic actor and filmmaker Jerry Lewis died yesterday morning (August 20th 2017) at his home in Las Vegas. His publicist, Candi Cazau, confirmed the news to the media. While no cause of death has been announced, he had suffered health problems for a number of years ranging from heart disease and pulmonary fibrosis to meningitis, prostate cancer and diabetes. Just earlier this year he was hospitalised after suffering a urinary tract infection.
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US Actress Polly Bergen has died at the age of 84.
Polly Bergen, the US actress best known for her roles in such classic films as Cape Fear and for her television appearances on The Sopranos and Desperate Housewives, has died at the age of 84.
Polly Bergen has died at the age of 84.
Bergen was born in 1930 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her career began in the late 1940s and she became a household name when she starred in The Helen Morgan Story, for which she won an Emmy award in 1958.
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Quentin Tarantino has once again mourned the loss of traditional filming techniques and declared digital projection "the death of cinema". The 'Reservoir Dogs' director spoke on Saturday (24th May) whilst hosting a special event at the Cannes Film Festival.
Quentin Tarantino has spoken out again about the changes and development in cinema since his youth. Digital Vs. traditional technology continues to be a hot topic amongst film makers with numerous high profile names arguing for either side of the debate.
Quentin Tarantino hosted a special film screening in Cannes on Saturday.
The Pulp Fiction director was at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (24th May) in order to host a special screening of the 1964 classic A Fistful of Dollars. He introduced the film with a stark reminder of the dangers of digital and the loss of film making techniques.
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The comedian has changed some of his opinions on his female colleagues... but only slightly.
Jerry Lewis say wha-??? The beloved comedian has earned his right to an opinion in the standup world, but his latest statement had more than a few eyebrows raised. On Saturday, Lewis left his hand and footprints in cement outside Hollywood’s Chinese Theater and used the occasions to clear up some of his controversial opinions on female comedians. In an interview a few years ago, Lewis set the internet on fire by expressing his distaste for female comedians. He clarified on Saturday, saying that he did in fact enjoy the comedy of Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett.
Jerry Lewis reached a huge milestone Saturday.
Ball “went to the lowest level of the barrel, and she was brilliant because of it,” Lewis said Saturday, according to the Washington Post.
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Buried footage of 'The Day The Clown Cried' is finally released on YouTube.
Acclaimed entertainer and director Jerry Lewis has seen footage of a film he helped make 41 years ago surface online after he swore it would never see the light of day. The movie, entitled The Day The Clown Cried, was completed in 1972, but was withdrawn by Lewis.
The Nutty Professor actor directed and starred in the unreleased movie that was plagued with production and funding problems, which required Lewis to use his own funds to get the film finished. Despite having never been released, probably due to controversy over its subject matter, the movie has gained infamousness amongst film buffs and historians.
Jerry Lewis' Infamous Clown Film Has Mde Its Way To YouTube.
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Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis and Martin Scorsese reunited for the 30th anniversary screening of The King of Comedy for the Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend.
The King of Comedy is thirty years old and to celebrate the momentous anniversary, the star of the mad-cap kidnap comedy Robert De Niro decided to air a special screening of the movie at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday (April 27). De Niro, who co-founded the film fest with Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff twelve years ago, attended the anniversary screening alongside the movie's director, Martin Scorsese and his co-star in the movie, the legendary Jerry Lewis.
Robert De Niro at the start of the film festival last week
The three reunited on stage at the Borough of Manhattan Community College before the screening to deliver a few preliminary laughs prior to the feature presentation, with De Niro admitting that he hasn't seen the film in "at least 25 years," saying after, "I'm very curious to see it. If I'm not too embarrassed, I'll stay here after."
Jerry Lewis has come under fire from his son, Gary Lewis, after his brother died. Gary suggests that his younger brother died after feeling abandoned by their father.
Gary Lewis, the pop star son of comedian Jerry Lewis, has blamed his father for the death of his younger brother. The 1960s Gary Lewis and The Playboys frontman has suggested that his comedian father all but abandoned his son Joseph when he discovered his growing drug addiction, and it was this abandonment that caused the young man to die.
In October 2009, Joseph Lewis suffered a sudden seizure and died in Utah, however Gary claims that his brother's health would not have declined to such a drastic extend if he had still had the support of his father. Lewis spoke to 'The Globe' to explain how his father's neglect caused his brother to die, saying: "Joe had problems his entire life and I blame our father."
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The film concerns aspiring comedian and completely obtuse Rupert Pupkin, played by Robert De Niro in one of his few comic performances. Kings, however, is no Analyze This or ; De Niro gives a brilliant and, at times, disturbing portrayal of a man so obsessed by fame and enthralled with his idols that he kidnaps comedian and late night talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis in a thinly veiled parody of his own star image) in order to get his big break and show the world that Rupert Pupkin is the new king of comedy. The problem is that he is not that funny, and his self-deprecating brand of humor quickly becomes sad as it traverses the line from joke to personal trauma.
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