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Movies! TV Network to show 5 Jerry Lewis films on Labor Day

Jerry Lewis appears in a scene from 1963's

Jerry Lewis appears in a scene from 1963's "The Nutty Professor." The cable television network Movies! will host a Lewis-themed marathon on the late funnyman's movies on Labor Day. Credit: AP

The Movies! TV Network will pay tribute to Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday, with a Labor Day marathon of his films.

The digital channel (Ch. 113 on Optimum) will present the “Jerry Lewis ICON-A-THON!” featuring five of the comedian’s films on Sept. 4. Included in the lineup are the 1959 naval comedy “Don’t Give Up The Ship” at 8 a.m., followed by “The Ladies Man” (1961) at 10; Lewis’ most popular movie, “The Nutty Professor” (1963), at 12:30 p.m.; the sex farce “Boeing, Boeing” (1965) co-starring Tony Curtis at 3 p.m., and 1965’s “The Family Jewels” at 5:30 p.m.

The timing for the marathon is appropriate: From 1966 to 2010, Lewis hosted his telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association each Labor Day weekend.

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