Monday, August 28, 2017

.....and yet the real (platonic) love of his life was the Italian singer Dean Martin

Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin

Hey pallies, likes the ol' 'net continues to be fabulously fun of powerful posts reflectin' on the passin' of Mr. Jerry Lewis, with simply a ton of 'em awesomely accentin' the partnership in comedy that Mr. Lewis had with our most beloved Dino....and the long lastin' lifetime love that Mr. Lewis had for  our Dino.  Today we visit with the Brit blog "EXPRESS" which has published "Jerry Lewis obituary - 1926 - 2017: Actor and comedian."

This remembrance shares many facts and figures on the life and times of Mr. Jerry Lewis, but a central theme of the post is on Mr. Lewis' awesome adoration of our most most beloved Dino.  The unknown scriber of these wise words perfectly proclaims that, "the real (platonic) love of his life was the Italian singer Dean Martin."  This wonderful writer quotes Lewis proudly proclaimin' "“He was a miracle that God put in my life and working with him was a feeling I’ll never ever forget.”  It wonderfully warms our Dino-hearts to know the absolutely amazin' affection that Mr. Jerry Lewis had for our Dino and his on-goin' public profession of his deeper then deep Dino-devotion!!!!!

Likes we thanks the pallies at "EXPRESS" for this sensational salute to Mr. Jerry Lewis and Lewis' ubber undyin' amore of our one, our only Dino!  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Jerry Lewis obituary - 1926 - 2017: Actor and comedian

JERRY Lewis was a genuine conundrum: a comedian who was a self-confessed nightmare to work with; a rubber-faced clown who raised more than £1.6billion for muscular dystrophy.

 Sat, Aug 26, 2017

Married twice with seven children and yet the real (platonic) love of his life was the Italian singer Dean Martin, with whom he had a hugely successful double act and from whom he was estranged for 20 years.

The pair were finally reunited by Frank Sinatra. Last year in an interview with the Daily Express the star revealed: “I fell in love with Dean the day we met. I wish he were here.

“He was a miracle that God put in my life and working with him was a feeling I’ll never ever forget.”

As well as being the king of slapstick, Lewis was also at the centre of one of Hollywood’s great mysteries: he made an unreleased film called The Day The Clown Cried, about a clown leading children to their deaths in the gas chambers of the Holocaust.

It was never finished and according to Lewis who also wrote and directed it, the film would never see the light of day.

Joseph Levitch was born at Newark Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, to Russian parents who were entertainers.

His father worked in vaudeville and made his stage debut at the age of five, where he raised a laugh by accidentally kicking out a light.

As a child his parents, out on the road, were largely absent, provoking a need in Lewis to seek constant reassurance through an audience’s applause.

By the age of 15 he had developed an act miming to records and at the age of 19 he married singer Patti Palmer, five years his senior, and they went on to have six sons.

His big break came when he was just 20: he met Dean Martin, nine years older than him, when he was appearing at the 500 Club in Atlantic City.

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
 The comedian was best known for his work with Dean Martin

Although the two were totally different – Lewis was as frenetic as his on-screen personality, Dino every bit as laid back as he seemed – they complemented each other perfectly.

They got their own radio show and then in 1949 they starred in My Friend Irma, the first of 16 hugely successful films they made together.

However, in 1956 the partnership ended acrimoniously and for years Lives remembered neither would mention the other.

To the surprise of some, though, Lewis’s career prospered after the split. His subsequent films included The Bellboy and The Nutty Professor, which he also wrote and directed.

When his popularity waned, he taught a film-directing class at the University of Southern California. In 1983, Martin Scorsese brought him back in from the cold to appear in The King Of Comedy.

Lewis had a violent temper and was wildly unfaithful until, in 1980, Patti divorced him.

Three years later he married SanDee Pitnick and they adopted a child. His sons accused him of being a bad father and the youngest, after being disowned when he publicly criticised his father, died of a drug overdose in 2009.

Lewis raised huge amounts for muscular dystrophy research through telethons and in 1989 wheeled out a cake for Martin during a Las Vegas stage show for Deano’s 72nd birthday.

“Why we broke up,” he mused after singing Happy Birthday, “I’ll never know.”


Danny G. said...

Good ol' Jer. Did an unbelievable amount of work for MS & loved our Dino. That equals "Great fella" status in my book, pals! Ha!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-o, we keeps bein' more and more totally touched by the depth of devotion that Mr. Lewis had for our mosts beloved Dino! Keeps lovin' 'n sharin' our one, our only Dino!

Always On Watch said...

No doubt about it -- Jerry was devoted to our Dino.

Still and all, the breakup of Martin and Lewis was the right move. It wasn't in our Dino's nature to discipline Jerry, who had gotten over the top. Jerry admitted that fact in his book about our Dino -- a book which I've read twice.

I highly recommend Dean and Me by Jerry Lewis -- a book which is now, once again, flying off the shelves. There's a waiting list at Amazon.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Miss AOW, we are 'gain in total agreement with you. As our Dino stated, teamin' with Mr. Lewis was the best thin' that ever happened to him and breakin' up with Mr. Lewis was also the best thin' that ever happened to him. We also have read "Dean And Me: (A Love Story" twice and hope to soon start readin' it 'gain. Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!