We’ve Still Got A World That Swings

Today we lost legendary comedian Jerry Lewis at the age of 91. But the world still swings, thanks to the filmography he left behind, including this swanky number from 1963’s “The Nutty Professor.” — CC

6 Comments on "We’ve Still Got A World That Swings"

  1. So Jerry Lewis passed yesterday. Perhaps some will just shrug and say “meh, that slapstick stuff wasn’t funny. Whatever.”

    Not me. That he died two weeks prior to Labor Day is fitting. I grew up watching him host his telethon. People made fun of the schmaltz, made fun of the crying. I watched that show every year. I even packed for my first year of college watching it, leaving on Labor Day. What that man did for people less fortunate than he is incredible, just inspired. 2.6 billion dollars total raised to fight muscular distrophy when you add up all the years. All because of him. If there is a heaven, and I like to think there is, there are a lot of kids walking around without crutches that welcomed him home this weekend. Godspeed Jerry Lewis.

    NDC

  2. @NDC Well said. I couldn’t agree more.

  3. @NDC:

    Well said. He was someone who used his celebrity well and gave back tenfold. Instead of some celebrities today who go to a foreign country and “buy” a few children to “create” a family to show the world how wonderful they are, he helped thousands of children. Today’s celebrities should take a lesson from his playbook.

    I loved watching his Telethon back when tv wasn’t on 24 hours a day and your parents would let you stay up all night to watch it! You were excited to watch it but you dreaded watching it because it was back to school after. The Telethon was the official end to summer. And the old school celebrities you go to see perform. Priceless!

    Here’s to a life well-lived.

  4. I don’t remember exactly where I saw it – on the Tonight Show, maybe. Jerry had a formal shirt with a pleated front and a button down collar.

  5. Mac McConnell | August 24, 2017 at 2:45 pm |

    I was never a fan of Jerry Lewis’ shick even when I was young, but the man could actually act when doing serious roles. I always thought he was a gentleman. RIP

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