Jerry Lewis To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From ICG Publicists

Jerry LewisLOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2014 — — Jerry Lewis, actor, writer, producer, director, humanitarian and all round funny man, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills onFebruary 28, 2014.

Steven Poster, ASC, president of the ICG, said: “Lewis is “a national treasure who has provided generations ICG Publicists logoworldwide with decades of laughs. The money he has raised for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and ‘Jerry’’s Kids’ is simply astounding. Jerry is also one of the main reasons I wanted to get into show business when I was a child.””

“Jerry Lewis has achieved what few other performers have – success in movies, television and live performances.” said Awards Committee chairman Henri Bollinger. “This is due in large measure to his enormous talent, of course, but also because of his uncanny appreciation and knowledge of the importance of publicity in attracting audiences.”

At the age of 86, Lewis stepped back in front of the cameras as the star of the upcoming feature Max Rose. Written and directed by Daniel Noah, “Max Rose” premiered in the official lineup of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. It co-stars Kerry Bishé, Kevin Pollak, Claire Bloom, Dean Stockwell, Fred Willard and Mort Sahl.

In his more than six decades as the chairman of the MDA and host of their annual telethon, Lewis raised more than 2.6 billion dollars for the charitable organization. He has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, has been presented with the French Legion of Honor, and received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2009 Academy Awards.

Past recipients of this award include last year’s honoree Kirk Douglas as well as Carol Burnett, Sylvester Stallone, Robert Zemeckis, Harrison Ford, Julie Andrew, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Warren Beatty.

  1. congratulations to a great entertainer and humanitarian.Now if President Obama and the Kennedy Center maybe can do the same and honor this great american.

  2. This ego maniac nut is a “national treasure”!?! What are they drinking over there at local 600. Maybe if they cared more about their membership then they do to these bullshit awards, their bullshit building and their bullshit magazine they might actually get a better contract.

    1. time and time again we have proven that “ego maniac nut” and “national treasure” are not mutually exclusive. in fact, history would suggest something closer to the opposite.

      i would say he is very solidly both. i would also add misogynist but that doesn’t make him any less the innovative and hysterical man that he once was.

  3. Hi jerry congradulations on the awards. Jerry theirs a special face book page for you all your big fans and followers wanting you back hosting the mda telethons.

  4. Well it’s amazing to look at this kind of distinction so far !
    Lot of US people considered Lewis as a trade mark of stupidity and debility but they ignored that the film ” The Day the Clown Cried” has served as a reference for an other film that was rewarwed with the Gold Palm during the Festival of Cannes : “la vita è bella” from Roberto Benigni…….
    Mr Lewis with a Gold Palm , is that better for Americans??????

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