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Laaaady!

Jerry Lewis

Posted December 19, 2007 by Eric Levin, Lois Levine

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The Newark lad’s spasmodic dimwit shtick and signature shriek (“Laaaady!” was the “Dyn-o-mite!” of its day) are a love/hate thing. But his gutsy turn in Scorsese’s kinky The King of Comedy is a keeper, and so is his legacy as a Muscular Dystrophy fundraiser– $2 billion since 1952.


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