At the end of the 21½-hour marathon show at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, there were several very tired co-hosts and one very tired star, but all were wreathed in smiles.
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This Labor Day weekend, stars will gather in Las Vegas for the 44th Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. Broadcast live from the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, the legendary show will reach out to millions of viewers around the world.
At the Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 22, MDA National Chairman Jerry Lewis received one of the Academy’s greatest honors — the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
The award recognizes an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry. Past recipients include Paul Newman, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck and Bob Hope.
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At MDA we often say that when one Labor Day Telethon is over, it’s time to begin preparations for the next one. That’s certainly been the case for our 43rd Telethon, now only a few short days away.
The Telethon is an American tradition — an unbeatable combination of entertainment, information about research and first-person accounts by individuals and families sharing what it’s like to live with...