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TCM Saluting Jerry Lewis

Will air Labor Day tribute to Labor Day fixture
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Turner Classic Movies will dedicate some of its Labor Day (and following day) lineup Sept. 4-5 to a salute to comedian Jerry Lewis, who died Aug. 20 at the age of 91.

Lewis and Labor Day became inextricably linked by Lewis' four-plus decade hosting of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day telethon.

The five-film tribute begins with The Nutty Professor, at 8 p.m., followed by The King of Comedy, The Stooge, The Bellboy and The Disorderly Orderly.

TCM said Lewis' "irrepressible zaniness and frantic creativity made him a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century."

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