Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club

There have only been 9 Abbots in the history of the Friars Club starting with George M. Cohan who held the position from 1907-1932. Then came: George Jessel, Milton Berle, Mike Todd, Joe E. Lewis, Ed Sullivan, Frank Sinatra, Alan King, and the current Abbot Jerry Lewis. The actor, singer, director, philanthropist and comic legend who passed away this year was saluted and given a heartfelt curtain call by The Friars last night. BroadwayWorld attended the event and you can check out full photo coverage below!

Entertainer Deana Martin, the daughter of Dean Martin, along with comedian Tracey Morgan and other friends and associates of Jerry gathered in The Frank Sinatra Dining Room ( and later the Milton Berle Room, Barbra Streisand Room, and Joe E. Lewis Bar) to laugh and cry as Jerry and Dean were remembered. Personal stories, TV and Film clips reminded The Friars of the comic genius of Dean & Jerry. There were musical tributes by Nicolas King (who appeared on 8 MDA Telethons) and Billy Gilman (The Voice). Jerry Lewis raised more than $2.6 billion for muscular dystrophy research with his annual Labor day Telethons. The Nutty Professor has left The Jerry Lewis Monastery but his humor will always be with The Friars.

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Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
Deana Martin & Mark Rozzano (Jerry's manager)

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
Tracey Morgan

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
Deana Martin

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
Friar Jerry Lewis & Friar Jimmy Fallon

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
Tracey Morgan

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
Tracey Morgan

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
Tracey Morgan

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
James Kaplan, author(with Jerry) Dean & Me (A Love Story)

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
Mark Rozzano

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
Dean & Jerry

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
Rupert Holmes

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
John Griffeth (Deana's husband) & Eda Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
Friar Larry Schatz & Eda Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
Nicolas King

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
Nicolas King

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
Jim Borstelmann

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
Billy Martin

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
Billy Martin, Nicolas King, Stephen Sorokoff, Sunny Sessa, Eda Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
The Frank Sinatra Dining Room

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
Executive Chef Massimo Carbone

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
Friar Ralph Campagnone, Lizzie Larsen, Friar Jamie deRoy, Friar Sal Viviano

Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
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Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club
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Photo Coverage: Deana Martin, Tracey Morgan & Others Salute Jerry Lewis at the Friars Club


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