LAS VEGAS (AP) At age 85, Jerry Lewis has decided it's time for someone else to take over his telethon. He says he'll perform his traditional version of \"You'll Never Walk Alone\" at this fall's Muscular Dystrophy telethon Sept. 4, and then bow out.. A roundup: -- Jerry Lewis said today that he will retire as host of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual Labor Day Telethon, which he has hosted since 1966. He will make his final appearance during this year's show Sept.. Jerry Lewis retiring from MDA telethon in Sept. LAS VEGAS (AP) After 45 years, Jerry Lewis is retiring as host of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Labor Day telethon. The 85-year-old comedian and Las Vegas resident issued a statement through the. LAS VEGAS After 45 years, Jerry Lewis is retiring as host of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Labor Day telethon. The 85-year-old comedian and Las Vegas resident issued a statement Monday through the Tucson, Ariz.. Shockey, a Republican, was the panel's staff director and a former top aide to Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.). Shockey's many trips through the revolving door have led to his fair share of uncomfortable attention. He left the spending panel. Hollywood screen icon Jerry Lewis says he will appear for the last time on the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon this summer. Accusations of plagiarism have led a scientific journal to retract a study that condemned scientific. JERRY LEWIS QUITTING TELETHON: After 45 years, Jerry Lewis is retiring as host of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Labor Day telethon, the 85-year-old comedian and Las Vegas resident announced Monday. He says he'll make his final appearance on the. This is like replacing George Carlin with Jerry Lewis, it's just not the right fit. Charlie supplies a mix of improv, quick wit, deviance and racy comedy. Ashton is a script man who demonstrates more of a slapstick comedy , the kind that needs the. Jerry Lewis hosted the muscular dystrophy telethon there for 20 years. It was a Rat Pack hangout, too. Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin often could be found in the lounge watching their friend Don Rickles perform. \"It was the place for comedy,\" says. Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.) walks to work on Capitol Hill with his male bichon-poodle mix Bruin, part of a series on powerful pets that roam the halls and offices on Capitol Hill that won an Award of Excellence in the Picture Story/Politics category..
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