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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Jerry Lewis

Muscular Dystrophy
Jerry Lewis, 1974

“The King of Comedy” Jerry Lewis was born on this day, March 16, in 1926. Lewis was an American comedian, actor, singer, filmmaker and humanitarian. Yousuf Karsh photographed Lewis in 1974 for Lewis’s Muscular Dystrophy annual Labor Day telethon.

Karsh was introduced to the Muscular Dystrophy Association by his wife, Estrellita, who, as a medical writer, had written about the disease. Karsh would go on to photograph the annual poster for the Muscular Dystrophy Association for more than 20 years. Read more.