Appeared (as "Spaulding") in "Right This Way" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by Brad Greene. Ballet music an/ d interludes by Fabian Storey. Book / lyrics by Marianne Brown Waters. Additional dialogue by Parke Levy and Alan Lipscott. Additional music by Sammy Fain
. Additional lyrics by Irving Kahal
. Musical Director: Max ...
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Joe E. 'Copa' Lewis | Joe Lewis
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Money doesn't buy happiness but it calms the nerves.
Victim of a botched mob hit in 1927, after refusing a request by Jack "Machine Gun" McGurn, an Al Capone
lieutenant. McGurn asked Lewis to renew a contract that would bind him to performing at Chicago's Green Mill Cocktail Lounge. The Lounge (on Broadway and Lawrence, still operating in 2008) was partly owned by Capone. Lewis refused, because he had been offered more money by a rival gang to ...