Jerry Lewis getting his hair cut during his telethon in aid of muscular dystrophy in 1977. Phil Sandlin/AP

Jerry Lewis: Puerile Clown or Comic Genius?

In his homeland Jerry Lewis was long considered lowbrow and unsophisticated, but in France he was hailed as a unique talent. A review of his career shows the French were right

Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday at the age of 91, was for many years considered a marker in the culture war between the United States and France. The Americans, who love to mock French pretentiousness, scoffed...

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