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    RIP Jerry Lewis

    Jerry Lewis, Legendary Comedian, Dies at 91

    91 years is a pretty good run.
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    yes that was a good run... and he did alot of good. RIP

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    Agreed he put a lot of energy and effort in helping others. I thought he sucked as a dork actor. Nothing there for me. A good man none the less. RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by skitorski View Post
    Agreed he put a lot of energy and effort in helping others. I thought he sucked as a dork actor. Nothing there for me. A good man none the less. RIP
    likewise, did not care for his slapslick antics.

    but, I liked his performance in King of Comedy with Robert DeNiro...a strange film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    King of Comedy...
    his only good film.
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    Very sad.

    Loved watching the Jerry Lewis telethon in my teens, he raised a lot of money for MD.
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    I wonder if they will finally release his mystery movie that he made which he said he would never release so long as he was still alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stan01 View Post
    I wonder if they will finally release his mystery movie that he made which he said he would never release so long as he was still alive.
    The movie where he plays a clown leading Jewish children to the gas chamber?
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    I was a real fan of Jerry Lewis in my young, young days. Mom took me and sis to his movies. I watched the TV show. I can't remember for sure, but I think my sister actually knew one of Lewis' sons.
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    Jerry who? :-)
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    I enjoyed some of his movies. He had a heck of a run, left the world a little bet better than he found it
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    The movie where he plays a clown leading Jewish children to the gas chamber?
    I guess that's the one. No one has ever viewed the whole, entire thing except Lewis who wrote, directed & produced it himself. A 30 minute clip was all that was released for public viewing which I've yet to see.

    From the summary it sounds along the lines of "Life is Beautiful" with Benigni which I did see at the show that eventually won the oscar. Lewis was always a man ahead of his time so who knows maybe there is an audience for it now.

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