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Old 08-21-17, 04:15 PM
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Loved him in Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla. Oh wait...

But for real, check out the documentary on him, Method to the Madness, to see what a dedicated and innovative filmmaker he was capable of being.
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Re: Jerry Lewis dead

Originally Posted by Deftones
It was funny that it was so completely awkward. And the interviewer kept powering through as if it might get better.

Also I don't think the interviewer was unprepared for the interview. I think he was unprepared for Lewis to basically answer as yes or no. He tried to salvage the situation, but there wasn't much he could do.
Agreed. The interview was supposed to be included in a piece about longevity of certain entertainers. I think most of the questions that were asked were appropriate for the subject. Plus, an interview is often like a dialogue. You ask some generic questions to get the guy talking and then establish follow-up. Jerry wanted no part of it. I hear he was pissed because it took too long to set up the shot.

I've liked Jerry Lewis in some parts, but I wouldn't classify myself as a fan. His style of comedy was always a bit too silly for me. And yes, when I saw the announcement this morning before work, the first thing I thought about was The Day the Clown Cried. Ha, ha.
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The interview was awkward but wasn't funny. I had enough of it at about the 4 minute mark.
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MDA really did him wrong in the end.
Old 08-21-17, 09:05 PM
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Re: Jerry Lewis dead

Originally Posted by davidlynchfan
The interview was awkward but wasn't funny. I had enough of it at about the 4 minute mark.
Of course the interview itself wasn't funny. It was awkward as fuck, which is what made it funny.
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I thought funny was subjective. Oh well, I guess its funny then.
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This is a must-see documentary if you are a fan

Old 08-24-17, 02:56 AM
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Enjoy listening to the MARTIN & LEWIS radio series.
Some good bits from Lewis and excellent singing from Dean.
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Jerry Lewis left all six children from his first marriage out of his will.

Jerry Lewis certainly got in the last laugh when it comes to his strained relationship with his children.

According to his Last Will and Testament, provided to PEOPLE by The Blast, the funnyman emphatically cut out all six children he had with his first wife Patti Palmer will inherent nothing.

“I have intentionally excluded Gary Lewis, Ronald Lewis, Anthony Joseph Lewis, Christopher Joseph Lewis, Scott Anthony Lewis, and Joseph Christopher Lewis and their descendants as beneficiaries of my estate, it being my intention that they shall receive no benefits hereunder,” the will – which the comedian executed in 2012 – states.

The couple’s six child Joseph died of a drug overdose in 2009. Lewis and Palmer were married for 36 years from 1944-1980. One of their children, Gary, went on to become a successful musician.

Lewis’s potentially vast estate will be passed to his widow, SanDee Pitnick. Then second in line to inherit his fortune, should something to his wife, is his 25-year-old adopted daughter Danielle.

Lewis and Pitnick, a former Las Vegas dancer, married in 1983 and adopted Danielle in 1992. Lewis died from heart failure in August at the age of 91.

His daughter Danielle, who was working as the comedian’s manager, confirmed that “he passed peacefully at home of natural causes with his loving family at his side.”

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Probably mostly his fault there were strained relations with his kids. An asshole to the very end.
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Sounds like Danielle knew what she was doing the last few years of Jerry's life as his "manager"
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I heard his son Gary has been trying to sell a diamond ring.
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Re: Jerry Lewis dead

Originally Posted by Quatermass
I heard his son Gary has been trying to sell a diamond ring.
That's what happens when it doesn't shine anymore

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