Around 1976 or 1977, appeared in the lead role of the musical play "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at the Tidewater Dinner Theatre, Norfolk, Virginia.
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'Grandpa' Al Lewis | Al 'Grandpa' Lewis | Albert Lewis | Grandpa Al Lewis
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[on his most famous role, Grandpa Munster] The role of Grandpa is not complicated because you're wearing odd makeup or bizarre costumes. That's not what complicates a role. What makes Grandpa a little odd is the fact that he had no prototype. When I approached this role, I knew that whatever I was doing was original. So no director could say to me, "Listen, remember how he did it, this is how I ...
After his death, his son announced that Lewis had in fact been born on April 30, 1923, not 1910 as the actor had previously claimed. Obituarist Dan Barry wrote in an article in the February 11, 2006 New York Times that almost every claim Lewis made about his early life - his birth date and place of birth, his wartime adventures in the merchant marine, his education - was unverifiable and possibly...
Squinty-eyed grin with a quick, furious nod