Jerry Lewis celebrates 86th birthday in NYC

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 1999 file photo, Jerry Lewis sings "You'll Never Walk Alone" as his final song of the 1999 Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon in Los Angeles. The hosts of the 46th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon say Jerry Lewis retired from the yearly fundraiser , the organization's first comments since announcing the beloved icon's departure last month. Co-host Nigel Lythgoe said during his opening comments on the telethon that he didn't realize Lewis was thinking about retirement during the show last year, when the comedian offered Lythgoe his seat during a break in the fundraiser. (AP Photo/Muscular Dystrophy Association, Jay LaPrete, file)

March 18, 2012 9:24:41 AM PDT
Jerry Lewis did not turn 86 quietly. The comedian and filmmaker flew in to New York from Las Vegas for an hours-long celebration Friday night.

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