Welcome to the Telethon Years!
This site celebrates an annual fundraising tradition created by Mr. Jerry Lewis:
The Jerry Lewis Telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association!
The "Jerry Lewis Telethon" began in the mid 50's and since then has grown each and every year. Throughout the years more stars and personalities have appeared on the Telethon than in any other fundraising event and the numbers have continued to grow. This site celebrates the Tradition that is the Annual Labor Day Telethon and the people involved who are responsible for it being the wonderful event it is.
Here you'll be able to read the History of the Biggest show ever produced to benefit a charity, read how I got hooked on the telethon as a child, and also see pictures and read ocasional articles about Jerry Lewis's yearly work on Labor Day. You'll hear audio clips and see some great video in the media section as well. The classics section refers to Classic Telethon videos. The Photo Album has pictures from years past as well as some behind the scenes images as well. There's a few surprises off and on in the pages so check them all out.
Please be sure to have the latest Flash and the Microsoft's Media Player programs installed on your computer. Each of these software programs is completely free and very easy to install. If you however, have a different media player installed, one or two of the audio files may not click instantly like it should. The programs I mentioned will enhance your visit - let you listen to some of the audio files, view the graphics as well as the videos that have been scattered around the pages. If not - please click on the corresponding buttons at the bottom of this page to start the fast installation of any of them. I hope you own a broadband connection which will help you enjoy everything better.
Enjoy and feel free to email me with questions and/or suggestions.
Want to chat with other Jerry Lewis Fans?
I have created a chat forum for Mr. Lewis's fans all over the world. Join us at www.JerryLewisFans.com.
Here you'll be able to chat, post and enjoy other fan's thoughts about Mr. Lewis and his vast career. Hope to see you there.
I encourage you to sign my Guestbook and If you have any suggestions, or comments you can email me as you wish at
"The Telethon Years.com" is not associated with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, it's celebrity preformers, thier respective unions,
Jerry Lewis Films Inc. or Mr. Jerry Lewis in any way. No challenge to ownership of any of the material contained herein is implied
and is copyright of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. No portions of this website including text, audio or video media,images
and design may be borrowed, reprinted, downloaded, reproduced or used in any way without express written permission.
This site is intended for entertainment/educational purposes only.