Legendary comedian, movie star Jerry Lewis passes away at 91

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Best known for his outstanding stand-up, quick timing, and unforgettable slapstick humor -- Jerry Lewis was one of the most iconic entertainers of his era. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Best known for his outstanding stand-up, quick timing, and unforgettable slapstick humor -- Jerry Lewis was one of the most iconic entertainers of his era.

Aside from his work in films like "Bellboy" and "The Nutty Professor," Lewis was a benevolent humanitarian who raised almost $2.5 billion through his annual telethons for muscular dystrophy. He was even nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for his tireless philanthropic efforts.

Lewis appeared in over 50 films making audiences laugh, feel and think through several decades.

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