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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis, 1974

Comedian, actor, singer, filmmaker and humanitarian, Jerry Lewis, died on this day, August 20, in 2017. He was 91. 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.