From the virtual site of the "LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL" comes scriber Mr. John Katsilometes remarkable remembrances of what we here at ilovedinomartin consider to be the most important event ever covered by live television. Likes, we are purely pumped to read quotations by Mr. Jerry Lewis 'bout what was goin' on inside of him as our most beloved Dino startin' walkin' toward's him on the stage at the Sahara Hotel in 'Vegas baby 'Vegas. It simply takes our breath 'way to read Jerry's touchin' 'n tender thoughts are our Dino approached "wearing a tux and moving in a measured swagger" with his ever present Kent cigarette in hand.
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Martin and Lewis and a Labor Day reunion remembered
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Jerry Lewis vividly recalls that long walk.
“It was the longest 50 steps I have seen in my life,” Lewis says of one of the more memorable moments of his life, and also TV history, 40 years ago this weekend. “I didn’t know what to do or what to say.”
Approaching Lewis, wearing a tux and moving in a measured swagger, was his longtime partner, Dean Martin. The stage was at Sahara. The protagonist was none other than Frank Sinatra, and the televised event was the 1976 “MDA Labor Day Telethon.”
“I couldn’t believe it. I was stunned,” says Lewis, who has watched the famous clip dozens of times and still uses it as part of his multimedia stage show. “Frank had set it up, and everyone knew about it except me. When Dean finally got to me, onstage, I was able to say, ‘So, are you working?’ That broke him up, it broke the ice and got our friendship back on track.”
The two spoke regularly for 20 years after that legendary reunion, up until Martin’s death in 1995. Lewis, at age 90, has since ceased his involvement in the Muscular Dystrophy Association after he and the organization acrimoniously cut their formal partnership after the 2010 broadcast.