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Every culture has its own tragic love story. The collapse of the year comedy act of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis may be a faded show business footnote to some, but when the two performers separated init was as wounding to fans as the breakup of the Beatles. The arc of that doomed partnership is the focus of a new biographical movie, scheduled to run on CBS in late November.
Thumbnail photos via Wikipedia Creative Commons. Jerry Lewis is, in spite of it all, still alive. Whether the year-old wants to be is another story. Sitting, perturbed, in a director's chair embroidered with his own signature, he waited for the screens flanking him to jump to life and play a year-old a clip of himself pranking his former comedy partner Dean Martin.
He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Causein which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark. After his death in a car crash Dean became the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actorand remains the only actor to have had two posthumous acting nominations. He was primarily of English descent, with smaller amounts of German, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.
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Louis Lepkethe killer who ran Murder Incorporated. When Lepke went to the electric chair, Martin sat with his family throughout the execution. He was ten years older than his comedy duo partner Jerry Lewis. When they took their show from the east coast to California, they did so with financial backing from gangster Mickey Cohen.
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