Watching the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon was a tradition around my house growing up. I was young, so I don’t remember it vividly, but they often had performers on it or did comedy skits to help raise money. To see the kind of programming they did in between pleas for funding, check out the Muscular Dystrophy Association channel on YouTube.
One of the films we enjoyed most was The Disorderly Orderly. He played a hospital orderly who was always dropping things and making mistakes. I was young when I last saw it and I think it’s time to rewatch it because the plot description and what I remember are rather like opposite cliffs of the Grand Canyon. I just thought he was clumsy or squeamish.
He did a lot of good while he was here and I’m sad he’s gone.
More on his passing here.
Rest in peace, Mr. Lewis.