Beverly Hills, California
Jerry Lewis was undoubtably one of the biggest comedic influences in my life. If you know me well, you have definitely heard me use a line or five of his. I am blessed to have enjoyed, for the last 25 years, unreleased prank phone calls he made for the benefit of his friends (via @jamestorme via #MelTorme). Jerry had a sense of timing, vision, caring, empathy, production value, courage and heart. He was an exceptional actor, singer, dancer, director, cinematographer, and of course, comedian. He used his celebrity to raise hundreds of millions of $$$ for charity. He was one of a kind. I feel like a family member is gone even though I only saw him in person once. His memory will be a blessing and will live long and beautiful for those that knew and loved him and his work. I know I will pass on his rich body of work to many, I already have. May you Rest In Peace Uncle Jerry. Thank You, thank you, thank you!!!