Jerry Lewis Tapped for Lifetime Achievement Award by Publicists

Jerry Lewis Lifetime Achievement Award
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Award to be presented Feb. 28

Jerry Lewis has been selected to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from Hollywood’s union publicists.

Lewis will be presented the trophy at the Publicists Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Feb. 28.

Steven Poster, president of the Intl. Cinematographers Guild, said Lewis is “a national treasure who has provided generations worldwide with decades of laughs. The money he has raised for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Jerry’s Kids is simply astounding. Jerry is also one of the main reasons I wanted to get into show business when I was a child.”

Lewis starred in “Max Rose,” which premiered at Cannes last year. He completed his run in 2011 as national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2009 Academy Awards.

Past recipients of this award include last year’s honoree Kirk Douglas as well as Carol Burnett, Sylvester Stallone, Robert Zemeckis, Harrison Ford, Julie Andrew, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Warren Beatty.

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  1. Thomas Boren says:

    Thanks for all you have given to all of us in the world ,Mr.Lewis ya know its special when a person can make people laugh and it’s been known for a long time now that laughing can do things that help heal the human body ,but besides this ya know the things ya have done in life myself and others can still only dream of things ya have done in life . One of my most favorite things that I got to see ya do in years past now is when you and Mr. Dean Martin made up on the TV live during one of your Telethon’s .Mr.Lewis we all have great memories from what ya have given to us all and I want ya to know I’m very great full for knowing I have enjoyed all the smiles and laughter ya have given me and thanks to movie company’s and people we all will have the great times forever. Thanks. Tom Boren

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