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Jerry Lewis' ouster from MDA telethon not in Encore documentary

September 22, 2011 | 11:01 am

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This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details.

Jerry Lewis' controversial ouster as host of the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. telethon will not be addressed in the Encore documentary "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis," which premieres Nov. 12.

The legendary comic actor, who had hosted the telethon for 45 years, was dismissed as host and removed as MKDA's national chairman, a position he had held for nearly 60 years.

The Encore documentary chronicles Lewis' landmark careeer and features interviews with numerous show business figures, including Jerry Seinfeld, Quentin Tarantino, Alec Baldwin and Chevy Chase.

[For the record, 3 p.m. Sept. 22: An earlier version of this post and the headline said Starz was airing the documentary. It will be shown on Encore.]


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