Comedian, singer and humanitarian Jerry Lewis died Sunday at his Las Vegas home at the age of 91.
Lewis was known not only for his comedy partnership with Dean Martin and for films like “The Nutty Professor,” but also for his advocacy work raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon ran each year from 1966 to 2014.
On radio Monday, Glenn reminisced on Lewis’ famous annual telethon, which raised around $2.6 billion during its run.
“If you’re my age at all, you grew up with Labor Day weekend being the Jerry Lewis telethon,” Glenn remembered. “You’d stay up really late, your mom would yell at you [to] ‘turn off the TV,’ but you wanted to watch it.”
Lewis and Martin were an incredibly popular comedy team until their final nightclub appearance together in 1956. During that decade, the pair made the most of their contrasts, with smooth, sultry-voiced Martin playing the straight man to Lewis’ pratfalls. In 1976, Lewis and Martin reconciled after Frank Sinatra brought Martin onstage as a surprise at that year’s MDA telethon.
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