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Celebrities pay tribute to comedy legend Jerry Lewis

REUTERS: Jerry Lewis, who parlayed his distinctive style of low-brow comedy into a long-running movie and stage career and became a fixture on the American calendar with his Labor Day charity telethon, died in Las Vegas on Sunday at the age of 91. Here is a sampling of reaction from celebrities who knew and admired Lewis' comedic genius: The White House, in statement: "Jerry Lewis kept us all laughing for over half a century, and his incredible charity work touched the lives of millions. Jerry lived the American…

Jerry Lewis, king of low-brow comedy and charity fundraiser, dies at 91

LOS ANGELES: Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in film as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday at the age of 91, his family said. Lewis died of natural causes at his home in Las Vegas on Sunday morning with his family by his side, the family said in a statement. He had been hospitalized for about five weeks beginning in early June for a urinary tract infection, keeping him from traveling to Toronto to appear in a film, his spokeswoman, Candi Cazau,…