“Forgotten Hollywood”- TCM Fest to Spotlight Jerry Lewis…

Posted on January 23, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival will honor legendary actor, filmmaker, and humanitarian Jerry Lewis with a celebration of his remarkable career. Highlighting the tribute, Lewis will have his hand and footprints enshrined in concrete in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX. In addition, he will enjoy a screening of one of his most memorable films: The Nutty Professor. A Q&A will precede and follow the screening.

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  Jerry Lewis’ celebration takes place Saturday, April 12th. For the fourth consecutive year, TCM will sponsor a hand-and-footprint ceremony at the legendary theater. In 2011, Peter O’Toole was the honoree, followed by Kim Novak in 2012, and Jane Fonda in 2013.

   One of the most successful performers in show business history – with worldwide box office receipts in excess of $800 million (when tickets were sold for 25-50 cents) – Jerry has received global acclaim for his groundbreaking comedy. He has carried the torch lit by Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, which earned him the moniker The King of Comedy.

JL-Logo-med   Jerry Lewis has received numerous awards for his charitable endeavors, including an honorary Oscar, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences; American Medical Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, only the fifth individual in AMA history to receive the honor; and US Defense Department’s highest civilian award, Medal for Distinguished Public Service. He’s been honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (for his work in film and television); a Governor’s Award at the Emmys; and a Career Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Hugely popular in France, Jerry was awarded two most distinguished honors, making him a Commander in the Order of Arts and Letters, and inducting him into the Legion of Honor by Decree of President Francois Mitterrand.

   For more than 60 years, he has been the driving force behind the fight against muscular dystrophy. As national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, He’s raised more than $2 billion for patient care and research, and made the term Jerry’s Kids a part of the modern American lexicon. His creation, the MDA Labor Day Telethon, is the most successful fundraising program in the history of television. Some of his most-celebrated films include The Errand Boy, The PatsyCinderfella, The Disorderly Orderly, Who’s Minding the Store, The BellboyThe Geisha Boy, Rock-A-Bye Baby, and 16 Martin & Lewis comedies between 1949 and 1956.

   Added screenings and events for the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival will be announced over the coming months.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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