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Jerry Lewis, Nonpareil Genius of Comedy, Dies at 91
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Dr. Jai Maharaj
2017-08-20 18:00:52 UTC
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Jerry Lewis, Nonpareil Genius of Comedy, Dies at 91

Hollywood Reporter, hollywoodreporter.com
Sunday, August 20, 2017

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/advance-obit-jerry-lewis-dead-721408

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That Derek
2017-08-20 18:06:34 UTC
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Nonpareil Genius ... ?

I thought you were Indian, not French?
Louis Epstein
2017-08-20 20:06:51 UTC
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Post by That Derek
Nonpareil Genius ... ?
I thought you were Indian, not French?
Isn't "Jai Maharaj" the pseudonym of a Jay Stevens?

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Michael OConnor
2017-08-20 18:59:15 UTC
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I didn't always get his humor, but I thought his best comedy was "The Nutty Professor", and it was kinda weird that in real life, Jerry really was more like Buddy Love, smarmy and rude and arrogant and unlikeable. As the years went on, the image of Jerry went from being the geeky spaz guy to being the Buddy Love type guy.

I thought from his few dramatic film roles he starred in that he was a fine actor and should have done more dramatic work.

Perhaps now with his passing we'll finally get to see his infamous film "The Day the Clown Cried" get some sort of release.

I know there were people who didn't like his pandering for Muscular Dystrophy, but he raised several billion dollars for MD research thru his telethons, and back in the 60's and 70's, it was one of the major television events of the year as his telethon drew in lots of major celebs.

He outlived virtually all the celebs who appeared on many of his telethons, except for Charo and Maureen McGovern and Carrot Top, and whoever remains from Gary Lewis and the Playboys and Three Dog Night.
Anglo Saxon
2017-08-20 20:58:38 UTC
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Post by Michael OConnor
I thought from his few dramatic film roles he starred in that he was a
fine actor and should have done more dramatic work.
I passionately agree. When I saw him in the original theater release of
'King of Comedy' I could not believe my eyes and ears. To this day whenever
I see or think of him, it's with a real regret that he didn't devote his
talent to serious film acting. Superb.
Larc
2017-08-20 23:18:20 UTC
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On Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:58:38 -0000 (UTC), Anglo Saxon <***@invalid.com> wrote:

| Michael OConnor wrote:
| > > I thought from his few dramatic film roles he starred in that he was a
| fine actor and should have done more dramatic work.
| >
|
| I passionately agree. When I saw him in the original theater release of
| 'King of Comedy' I could not believe my eyes and ears. To this day whenever
| I see or think of him, it's with a real regret that he didn't devote his
| talent to serious film acting. Superb.

Groucho Marx once said that after years after doing comedy, dramatic acting is like a
2-week vacation in the country.

Larc
Anglo Saxon
2017-08-21 02:30:15 UTC
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On Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:58:38 -0000 (UTC), Anglo Saxon
| > > I thought from his few dramatic film roles he starred in that he was a
| fine actor and should have done more dramatic work.
| >
|
| I passionately agree. When I saw him in the original theater release of
| 'King of Comedy' I could not believe my eyes and ears. To this day whenever
| I see or think of him, it's with a real regret that he didn't devote his
| talent to serious film acting. Superb.
Groucho Marx once said that after years after doing comedy, dramatic acting is like a
2-week vacation in the country.
Larc
Groucho? I'm not being snarky, but did he ever have a dramatic in film?
Larc
2017-08-21 05:47:46 UTC
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On Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:30:15 -0000 (UTC), Anglo Saxon <***@invalid.com> wrote:

| Larc wrote:
| > On Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:58:38 -0000 (UTC), Anglo Saxon
| <***@invalid.com> wrote:
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| > | Michael OConnor wrote:
| > | > > I thought from his few dramatic film roles he starred in that he was
| a
| > | fine actor and should have done more dramatic work.
| > | >
| > |
| > | I passionately agree. When I saw him in the original theater release of
| > | 'King of Comedy' I could not believe my eyes and ears. To this day
| whenever
| > | I see or think of him, it's with a real regret that he didn't devote his
| > | talent to serious film acting. Superb.
| >
| > Groucho Marx once said that after years after doing comedy, dramatic
| acting is like a
| > 2-week vacation in the country.
| >
| > Larc
|
| Groucho? I'm not being snarky, but did he ever have a dramatic in film?

I don't think he ever did much, but he was in a TV drama back in the early 60s. It
was a General Electric Theater presentation called The Hold-Out.

Larc
Anglo Saxon
2017-08-21 05:57:09 UTC
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On Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:30:15 -0000 (UTC), Anglo Saxon
| > On Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:58:38 -0000 (UTC), Anglo Saxon
| >
| > | > > I thought from his few dramatic film roles he starred in that he was
| a
| > | fine actor and should have done more dramatic work.
| > | >
| > |
| > | I passionately agree. When I saw him in the original theater release of
| > | 'King of Comedy' I could not believe my eyes and ears. To this day
| whenever
| > | I see or think of him, it's with a real regret that he didn't devote his
| > | talent to serious film acting. Superb.
| >
| > Groucho Marx once said that after years after doing comedy, dramatic
| acting is like a
| > 2-week vacation in the country.
| >
| > Larc
|
| Groucho? I'm not being snarky, but did he ever have a dramatic in film?
I don't think he ever did much, but he was in a TV drama back in the early 60s. It
was a General Electric Theater presentation called The Hold-Out.
Larc
Thanks; I'm going to Youtube it and see if it's out there.
A Friend
2017-08-21 11:20:11 UTC
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On Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:30:15 -0000 (UTC), Anglo Saxon
| > On Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:58:38 -0000 (UTC), Anglo Saxon
| >
| > | > > I thought from his few dramatic film roles he starred in that he
was
Post by Larc
| a
| > | fine actor and should have done more dramatic work.
| > | >
| > |
| > | I passionately agree. When I saw him in the original theater release
of
Post by Larc
| > | 'King of Comedy' I could not believe my eyes and ears. To this day
| whenever
| > | I see or think of him, it's with a real regret that he didn't devote
his
Post by Larc
| > | talent to serious film acting. Superb.
| >
| > Groucho Marx once said that after years after doing comedy, dramatic
| acting is like a
| > 2-week vacation in the country.
| >
| > Larc
|
| Groucho? I'm not being snarky, but did he ever have a dramatic in film?
I don't think he ever did much, but he was in a TV drama back in the early
60s. It
Post by Larc
was a General Electric Theater presentation called The Hold-Out.
Larc
Thanks; I'm going to Youtube it and see if it's out there.


Also starring Dennis Hopper.
David Carson
2017-08-20 21:44:11 UTC
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On Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:59:15 -0700 (PDT), Michael OConnor
Post by Michael OConnor
I didn't always get his humor, but I thought his best comedy was "The Nutty Professor", and it was kinda weird that in real life, Jerry really was more like Buddy Love, smarmy and rude and arrogant and unlikeable. As the years went on, the image of Jerry went from being the geeky spaz guy to being the Buddy Love type guy.
In other words, his image went from Professor Frink to Krusty the Klown.

Lewis is the only celebrity I can think of to have two prominent recurring
characters on "The Simpsons" based on him.

Sure, there are other people who went into Krusty - a TV cl*wn in Oregon,
Jackie Mason - but there is a lot of Jerry Lewis in him - the telethon
host, the chain smoking, the triple bypass, his poor treatment of others -
and that's how I think of him primarily.
l***@yahoo.com
2017-08-22 17:13:41 UTC
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Post by Michael OConnor
I know there were people who didn't like his pandering for Muscular Dystrophy,
True!

Ever heard of journalist John Hockenberry, who was paralyzed from the waist down at 19 in an auto accident - and went on to an amazing career, such as covering the Persian Gulf War refugee camps?

Here's what HE had to say about the telethons, though he did watch them constantly:

"I would like to have Jerry Lewis sliced thinly and packed away in Jeffrey Dahmer's freezer."

More on that (sort of), if you like:

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&q=%22I+am+not+responsible+for+my+situation+and+roll+around+with+a+chip%22&oq=%22I+am+not+responsible+for+my+situation+and+roll+around+with+a+chip%22&gs_l=psy-ab.3...591.3691.0.3914.6.5.0.0.0.0.83.364.5.5.0....0...1.2.64.psy-ab..1.0.0.0.IAXuAGS97dU


Lenona.
c***@aol.com
2017-08-22 17:43:44 UTC
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Jeffrey Dahmer preferred black meat.
Travoltron
2017-08-22 20:20:29 UTC
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Post by Michael OConnor
Perhaps now with his passing we'll finally get to see his
infamous film "The Day the Clown Cried" get some sort of release.
There were probably 50 different lawyers ringing the Lewis estate the
minute Jerry croaked trying to secure the rights.

Perhaps it can be salvaged into a good movie though editing. It seems
like people had problems with the subject matter at the time, but latee
that Italian guy made a similar "funny holocaust" movie and was lauded
for it.
Larc
2017-08-20 22:52:15 UTC
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On Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:00:52 GMT, alt.fan.jai-***@googlegroups.com (Dr. Jai
Maharaj) wrote:

| Jerry Lewis, Nonpareil Genius of Comedy, Dies at 91
|
| Hollywood Reporter, hollywoodreporter.com
| Sunday, August 20, 2017
|
| http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/advance-obit-jerry-lewis-dead-721408

So Jerry Lewis finally stopped being a horse's ass today.

Larc
That Derek
2017-08-20 23:17:50 UTC
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Here's a YouTube link to the opening/closing of a Filmation TV cartoon "will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down" which featured a pre-Squiggy David L. Lander filling in as the speaking voice of the absent Jerry. If I recall correctly, "Jerry" could magically transform himself Walter Mitty-style into one of his movie alter-egos (Nutty Professor, Errand Boy, Disorderly Orderly, et. al.) for whatever befitted the situation. Thankfully, this was made in 1970, so his mid-1970s concentration camp "Clown" character wasn't in the mix.


l***@yahoo.com
2017-08-22 17:03:19 UTC
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Which means...there are no more living head-defenestraters!! Oh, sad day!

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/alt.obituaries/batman$20window%7Csort:relevance/alt.obituaries/HVEt_51ky0Y/yG16FhM0BAAJ

He was the FIRST such person - and the last to go!


Lenona.
marcus
2017-09-08 22:11:51 UTC
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Post by Dr. Jai Maharaj
Jerry Lewis, Nonpareil Genius of Comedy, Dies at 91
Hollywood Reporter, hollywoodreporter.com
Sunday, August 20, 2017
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/advance-obit-jerry-lewis-dead-721408
Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti
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Lewis was a genius.

My favorite was the "Errand Boy".

He could be difficult to work with, and control. (a relative of mine worked in PR during the Martin/Lewis films and had to drive them to different events and found Lewis to be insufferable), but he was truly funny...and a good dramatic actor as well. An end of an era with his death
Larry Liberal
2017-09-13 18:11:14 UTC
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Post by marcus
An end of an era with his death
nobody will be saying that when you die, socialist pig

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