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Forbidden Planet Star Anne Francis Dies

4th January 2011

Hollywood actress Anne Francis has died aged 80. The American actress - who is best known for her role in the 50s cult classic movie 'Forbidden Planet' - was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007...

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Lewis Lands Lifetime Award From Friars Club

1st October 2010

Veteran funnyman JERRY LEWIS was the toast of America's comedy circuit on Wednesday night (29Sep10) when he was honoured by New York's legendary Friars Club.The entertainment legend was handed a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for...

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Fascinating Fact 9931

7th September 2010

Funnyman JERRY LEWIS' 2010 Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon raised $58.9 million (£39.2 million) for the charity. Barry Manilow and Michael Feinstein were among the stars who joined the comic for the 45th annual...

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Lewis Takes Aim At Lohan

3rd September 2010

Showbusiness veteran JERRY LEWIS has nothing but tough love for troubled actress LINDSAY LOHAN - he wants to punch her in the mouth.The funnyman admits he has no tolerance for young celebrities - and he...

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Film Greats To Appear At Hollywood Festival

9th April 2010

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) channel has lined up an all-star cast of Hollywood veterans to appear at its upcoming Classic Film Festival from April 22-25 and discuss their experiences making some of the most memorable...

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100-Year-old Oscar Winner Rainer To Make Rare Appearance

11th February 2010

Luise Rainer, who won back-to-back best actress Oscars in 1936 and 1937 for The Great Zigfeld and The Good Earth but who has rarely made public appearances since then, has agreed to introduce a restored...

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Lewis' Son: 'Father Partly Responsable For Brother's Death'

7th January 2010

Comedian JERRY LEWIS' pop star son GARY has sensationally blamed his father for the death of his younger brother.Lewis Jr, who fronted 1960s group Gary Lewis & The Playboys, claims his father turned his back...

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Fascinating Fact 7954

8th September 2009

Beloved comedian JERRY LEWIS raised $60.5 million (£40 million) for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which funds research to find a cure for the disease, at his annual Labor Day telethon on Monday (07Sep09).

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Jerry Lewis Reviving The Nutty Professor On Broadway

30th June 2009

Eighty-three-year-old Jerry Lewis will join the list of Hollywood personalities bringing stage versions of their movie work to Broadway, published reports said Monday. He is expected to direct a musical version of his 1963 film...

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Lewis To Take Nutty Professor To Broadway

30th June 2009

Legendary funnyman JERRY LEWIS is to make his Broadway directorial debut with a musical based on his hit movie THE NUTTY PROFESSOR.Hitmakers Rupert Holmes and Marvin Hamlisch have teamed up to create the score for...

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Lewis' Cannes Fall No Big Deal

17th May 2009

Funnyman JERRY LEWIS' representatives have dismissed reports the veteran comic is ill after he took a tumble at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Friday (15May09). Lewis, 83, is in France to promote his new...

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Fascinating Fact 7368

16th May 2009

Funnyman JERRY LEWIS is set to make his first major film appearance for 25 years in a new independent drama. Lewis will play a widower looking back at his life in MAX ROSE....

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Lewis Honoured With Humanitarian Oscar

11th December 2008

Veteran comedian JERRY LEWIS will be honoured with an Academy Award for his humanitarian work at next year's (09) Oscars ceremony. The 82 year old is set to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at...

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Lewis Lambasted For 'Homophobic' Slur

27th October 2008

Veteran comedian JERRY LEWIS has come under fire from gay rights advocates after he made a seemingly homophobic comment on an Australian TV show. The 82-year-old made an appearance on a chatshow Down Under to...

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Lewis Refuses To Quit

26th October 2008

Veteran comedian JERRY LEWIS has refused to quit performing - because he gets better with age. Lewis' career spans over 50 years - but has vowed to continue despite being 82-years-old. He says, "A break?...

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Actor Kim Chan Dies

10th October 2008

Chinese actor KIM CHAN, who has starred in films alongside ROBERT DE NIRO, JERRY LEWIS and JACKIE CHAN, has died. Kim Chan, born in 1917, passed away on Sunday (05Oct08) in Brooklyn, New York. His...

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Lewis Gun Charges Dropped

21st September 2008

LATEST: A judge in Las Vegas has dismissed a gun charge against comedian JERRY LEWIS. The veteran funnyman was stopped by airport police in the city in July (08) after they found an unloaded firearm...

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Fascinating Fact 5907

2nd September 2008

Beloved comedian JERRY LEWIS raised a record $65 million (GBP35.1 million) for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which funds research to find a cure for the disease, at his annual Labor Day telethon on Monday (01Sep08)....

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Lewis' Gun Controversy Was A Foolish Mistake

15th August 2008

Beloved comic JERRY LEWIS insists his forgetfulness was to blame for a recent airport incident, which left him red faced over a concealed gun in his luggage. The ageing funnyman was stopped by airport police...

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Jerry Lewis Cited For Hidden Gun In Las Vegas Airport

29th July 2008

Veteran comedian JERRY LEWIS was tackled by guards at Las Vegas's MCCarran Airport on Friday (25Jul08) after they found a gun in his carry-on luggage. Staff spotted the weapon in the 82 year old's bag...

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Lewis Representative Campaigning For Top U.s. Honour

2nd January 2008

The man allegedly fired by JERRY LEWIS over claims he charged a freelance journalist thousands to interview the funnyman is now fighting to land the comedian the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom. Entertainment svengali Rick...

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Jerry Lewis Apologises For Gay Slur

5th September 2007

LATEST: Comedian JERRY LEWIS has publicly apologised for using the word "fag" during his annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon. The funnyman caused controversy during the Labor Day (03Sep07) fundraiser when he called a family member...

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Lewis Slips Up During Telethon

4th September 2007

Funnyman JERRY LEWIS caused controversy during his 42nd annual Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon on Monday (03Sep07) when he called a family member an "illiterate faggot". The comedian was in the 17th hour of...

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The Things They Say 5449

25th August 2007

"I'm gonna go for 101, but I wanna do a television special for my 101st birthday. If I can talk, I'm gonna take down some people in this business." Funnyman JERRY LEWIS, 81, has big...

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The Things They Say 5447

25th August 2007

"I've got a PARIS HILTON doll that I kick in the face." Funnyman JERRY LEWIS isn't laughing when it comes to his feelings for Paris Hilton....

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The Things They Say 5442

24th August 2007

"I'm great. The heart attack was the best thing to happen; I found out why I'm walking so slow." Beloved comedian JERRY LEWIS jokes about his 2006 heart attack....

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Lewis' Rep Slams Entertainment Tonight

24th August 2007

LATEST: JERRY LEWIS' spokeswoman has hit out at bosses on U.S. TV show ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, accusing of them of taking the comedian's comments about MERV GRIFFIN out of context. Speaking on the show, Lewis said...

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Jerry Lewis: 'Merv Griffin Deserved To Die'

24th August 2007

MERV GRIFFIN "deserved to die" because he avoided treating his prostate cancer, according to comedian JERRY LEWIS. Griffin, the brains behind game shows like Jeopardy and Wheel Of Fortune, died earlier this month (Aug07) at...

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Jerry Lewis Fires Publicist

21st August 2007

JERRY LEWIS has fired his publicist RICK SAPHIRE after he allegedly demanded $20,000 (GBP10,000) from the media to interview the legendary funnyman. The King Of Comedy star, 81, was furious when Saphire allegedly told Newsweek...

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Lewis: 'I Thought Heart Attack Would Kill Me'

10th July 2007

Legendary comedian JERRY LEWIS was convinced he was going to die when he suffered a second heart attack last year (06). The 81-year-old, who had his first heart attack in the 1980s, feared he'd never...

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