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Jerry Lewis Was Many Things, But He Was Not A Fool


My mother remembered being in an old freight elevator with Jerry at the Chez Paree nightclub in Chicago as it rose slowly in silence to the show floor.


When Jerry Lewis died this week, at the age of 91, he was acclaimed as a clown, a genius, a humanitarian and egomaniac, all in the same breath.


My mother remembered being in an old freight elevator with Jerry at the Chez Paree nightclub in Chicago as it rose slowly in silence to the show floor.


When Jerry Lewis died this week at the age of 91, he was acclaimed as a clown, a genius, a humanitarian and egomaniac, all in the same breath.


But years later, Jerry heard my father was down on his luck and hired him to be a straight man for half a dozen of his club appearances.




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