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Comic icon Jerry Lewis gets hand & footprints in front of TCL Chinese Theatres

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Film star, comic and philanthropist Jerry Lewis placed his hand, footprints and signature in the cement in front of the TCL Chinese Theatres on April 12, 2014, in Hollywood, Calif. This octogenarian has been at the forefront of the entertainment business for over sixty years and considered to be one of the greatest living comics in the world. His ceremony today was part of the 5th Annual Turner Classic Film Festival's weekend of events and festival goers will be attending a screening of Lewis' film "The Nutty Professor" later today with a live Q&A moderated by film star Illeana Douglas.

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"Jerry Lewis is a very important name whenever movie comedy is discussed and enjoyed," said TCM host Robert Osborn. "Jerry has provided the world the great merriment and laughter, while also showing, in such films as Martin Scorsese's "The King of Comedy," what an exceptional dramatic actor he can be. Add to that his many credits as a popular director, producer and writer, and you will see the reasons we are pleased to be able to honor him for his more than 60 years of contributions to the world of motion pictures."

On hand to help celebrate this incredible honor was Lewis' family, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, film star Illeana Douglas, celebrities Dane Cook, Richard Lewis, Jacob Young, Kin Shriner, TCM hosts Robert Osborn and Ben Mankiewicz and dozens of TCM classic film fans which after the last picture yelled to Lewis, "We love you Jerry."

Not only is Jerry Lewis an iconic filmmaker, he created the Jerry Lewis Telethon, which runs every Labor Day and raises fund for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It's estimated that Lewis has raised over two billion dollars during his telethon years. In 2009, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences bestowed upon Lewis the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (an honorary Oscar) for his work with the MDA. His last appearance on the telethon was in 2012. He only appeared at the end and sung "You Will Never Walk Alone."

The 5th Annual Turner Classic Film Festival runs through Sunday, April 14.

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