Jerry Lewis, 1926-2017: The comic icon's greatest roles

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  • Jerry Lewis
    Jerry Lewis
    American comedian, actor, film producer, writer and film director
  • Dean Martin
    Dean Martin
    American singer, actor, comedian and film producer

Jerry Lewis, the brilliant, divisive giant of comedy, died at his Las Vegas home Sunday morning at age 91. In a career that spanned nearly his entire life, Lewis played funnyman to Dean Martin; starred in, wrote, and directed the original Nutty Professor; and served as longtime host of TV’s most famous telethon. Once Hollywood’s most bankable star, Lewis fronted more than 50 movies, from the light Martin-and-Lewis fare of Artists and Models to Martin Scorsese’s darkly funny The King of Comedy. Click through for a look at his most famous — and infamous — roles.