US comedian Jerry Lewis has been appointed an honorary member of the Order of Australia for his charity work on muscular dystrophy.
Now 87, the star of numerous films has been international patron of the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation of Australia since 2009.
He has helped to raise more than $2.6 billion through his long support of research into this degenerative disease dating back to the 1950s.
Lewis has given enormous support for a range of activities, including clinical research on a global scale, to prolong the lives of many thousands of children throughout the world.
The official citation says he's being recognised for service to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation of Australia and for his longtime humanitarian contribution to those affected by the disorder.