|Text on Button||THE JERRY LEWIS LABOR DAY TELETHON|
Illustration of a a man holding a microphone with red text around the top edge on a yellow background
|Curl Text||copyright Hirshfeld and the Margo Feiden Galleries, New York, 1980|
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Jerry Lewis was an American comedian and humanitarian who performed on film, television, stage, and radio. He was national chariman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and hosted a live broadcast called the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon for 44 years. This button is from 1980, which was the 14th year of the broadcast and features an illustration of Jerry Lewis created by Al Hirschfeld, an American caricaturist who specialized in black and white portraits of celebrities.