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A Tribute to Jerry Lewis: 1926-2017

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jerry lewis older clown nose tisha martin author editorMy favorite actor passed away this week. A man who knew how to be funny, be real, and how to totally react and act on-the-spot. Jerry Lewis, who had partnered with Dean Martin back in the 1950s on those famous Colgate Comedy Hour television shows and later in a few picture shows, passed away, leaving a legacy of humor for everyone to follow.
He was and still is quite a staple in my family. You know, kinda like flour is to a kitchen.

The New York Timesย wrote about his life and experiences.

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What was your favorite show of Jerry’s or Dean’s or both, and why? What do you identify most with Jerry, who was always “awfully hungry, Dean.” Not really, but that’s the way they liked toย jerry lewis dean martin feeding hungry tisha martin author editorplay around. ๐Ÿ™‚

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8 thoughts on “A Tribute to Jerry Lewis: 1926-2017

  1. I always thought it was odd that Dean Martin was billed as the straight man in their comedy team. He had a dry way of being funny himself. I can relate to that!

    1. Absolutely! Dean’s humor was more British, and in an interview with Jerry a few years ago, Jerry said that Dean taught him all he knew about comedy. Can you see why he would say that? ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Loved Jerry Lewis! When I was a kid, I used to get my father to take me to the theater to see him every time one of his movies came out.

    1. That’s awesome, Jack. How special for you father to do that with you. I’m sure many happy memories were made with just the two of you.

  3. I liked Jerry’s characters the best. I could relate to him, the bumbling underdog who was seldom taken seriously by anyone. I wanted to be as funny as he was. I guess my favorite movie would be The Caddy.

    1. The Caddy! I like that one, too, especially when you found out Jerry lived in the cardboard box-type housing. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Hi Tish! I loved Jerry’s earlier movies with Dean. My favorites were The Caddy, Jumping Jacks, and The Stooge. He’ll be sorely missed.

    1. Jumping Jacks–yes! Hap Smith and Do-DO-Dogface Dolan! ๐Ÿ™‚

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