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Comedy – Comic Relief – Jerry Lewis & Robert Guillaume

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Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director….who is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio.  His career began in 1946….with an act together with Dean Martin….forming the team of Martin and Lewis….which performed in live nightclubs, television programs, radio shows and theatrical movies before 1956….when the two men parted ways after ten years as a duo. Since 1957, as a solo, Lewis went on to star in many more films….such as The Delicate Delinquent (his debut as film producer)….The Bellboy (his debut as film director, screenwriter and development of video assist)….and The Nutty Professor….as well as many television shows and appearances, music albums, live concerts and more.  From 1966 to 2010, Lewis hosted the annual Labor Day Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association for over forty years and served as national chairman of the organization.

Robert Guillaume (born Robert Peter Williams; November 30, 1927) is an American stage and television actor….known for his role as Benson on the TV-series Soap and the spin-off Benson…voicing the mandrill Rafiki in The Lion King….and as Isaac Jaffe on Sports Night.  In a career that has spanned more than 50 years….he has worked extensively on stage (including a Tony Award nomination), television (including winning two Emmy Awards), and film.

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