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Chicago – Jerry Lewis had a long and winding life, dying last week at the age of 91. Through that life he had many show business lives – including the inevitable addictions – surviving all of the them with his signature comic style. He also was featured in over 70 films, and HollywoodChicago.com remembers three of them.
Jerry Lewis in Chicago in 1996
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com
When the gawky 19 year-old Lewis met the suave singer Dean Martin in 1946, little did they know that they would become the most popular act in America for several years, and make 16 films together between 1949 through 1956. Their box office draw was white-hot, so much so that neither of them could keep up with the blur of what happened to them. “Martin & Lewis” eventually broke up at the height of their fame in 1956, during which Martin famously said, “Jer, when I look at you, »
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What would Patsy Cline think about getting her own Nashville museum more than six decades after her death?
“You know, no pun intended – and not to use a word lightly – but I think she’d say, ‘This is crazy,’” says her 58-year-old daughter, Julie Fudge.
And no wonder: Despite Cline’s mythic stature as one of the 20th century’s greatest voices, few fans today know that the “Crazy” singer was simply an equal among a bevy of country notables at the time she was killed, at age 30, in a private plane crash in 1963. Since then, the sheer power of »
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