JerryLewisFunnyman Jerry Lewis, as he does every year, has scored big for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, this year raising $54.9 million for a search for a cure for the terrible disease. The 21 1/2 hour telethon, which began airing on 200 TV stations across the U.S. and Canada on Sunday night, also raised an additional $1 million for hurricane relief.

The insensitive cynic in me, upon learning that Lewis, in his 40-year association with the MDA, has raised $2 billion, says, "$2 billion and no cure yet?", and wonders how much of the money they raise actually goes to research and how much goes to overhead.

Another question that comes to mind every Labor Day when I think of the once-brilliant Nutty Professor creator is, "Will I ever get to see his legendary lost 1972 film, The Day The Clown Cried, about a hard-drinking German clown who shepherds children to the Nazi gas chambers?"
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