Jerry Lewis


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Berle Adams

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Berle Adams on his clients Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis breaking up their act before fulfilling a four-episode contract to appear on The Colgate Comedy Hour, and how he convinced them to appear on the show anyway
Berle Adams on his understanding of why Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis broke up their act

Steve Allen

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Steve Allen on Jerry Lewis making a funny phone call with Steve Allen on The Steve Allen Westinghouse Show

Tom Bergeron

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Tom Bergeron on co-hosting The Jerry Lewis Telethon

Steve Binder

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Steve Binder on directing the Steve Allen Westinghouse Show where Jerry Lewis was a guest

Al Borden

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Al Borden on the hosts of The Colgate Comedy Hour

Ernest Borgnine

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Ernest Borgnine on winning the Oscar for Marty and having a bet with Jerry Lewis

Bernie Brillstein

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Bernie Brillstein on recognizing the talent of Martin and Lewis
Bernie Brillstein on mouthing along to Martin and Lewis' act
Bernie Brillstein on a photo with Martin Short and Jerry Lewis

Kevin Carlisle

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Kevin Carlisle on working with Jerry Lewis

Dick Cavett

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Dick Cavett on writing for Jerry Lewis

Bill Daily

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Bill Daily on writing the typewriter song that Jerry Lewis then wanted to use

Sam Denoff

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Sam Denoff on being influenced by the Colgate Comedy Hour with Martin and Lewis
Sam Denoff on consulting on the Jerry Lewis telethons

Nanette Fabray

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Nanette Fabray on appearing on The Dinah Shore Show, and on working with Jerry Lewis

Jamie Farr

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Jamie Farr on a party at Jerry Lewis' house

Bob Finkel

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Bob Finkel on creating/producing The Jerry Lewis Show
Bob Finkel on a picture of Martin and Lewis 

Greg Garrison

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Greg Garrison on producing and directing NBC: The First Fifty Years, with Orson Welles and Jerry Lewis>
Greg Garrison on Dean Martin's relationship with Jerry Lewis and on Garrison's relationship with Frank Sinatra

Leonard H. Goldenson

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Leonard Goldenson on ABC's deal with Jerry Lewis

Irma Kalish

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Rocky Kalish on writing for Martin & Lewis on the radio
Rocky Kalish on writing for Martin & Lewis in their early radio career, as a boost to his career with wife Irma

Rocky Kalish

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Rocky Kalish on writing for Martin & Lewis on the radio
Rocky Kalish on writing for Martin & Lewis in their early radio career, as a boost to his career with wife Irma

Lynwood King

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Lynwood King on directing the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon

Larry King

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Larry King on Jerry Lewis

Marty Krofft

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Marty Krofft on a photo of him with Jerry Lewis on Pink Lady

Sid Krofft

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Marty Krofft on a photo of him with Jerry Lewis on Pink Lady

Norman Lear

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Norman Lear on Jerry Lewis asking for him to write on The Colgate Comedy Hour after seeing a sketch he had written on the Ford Star Revue
Norman Lear on writing for Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin on The Colgate Comedy Hour with partner Ed Simmons

Barry Livingston

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Barry Livingston on working with Jerry Lewis in the film "The Errand Boy"

Dick Martin

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Dick Martin on Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

Bob May

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Bob May on working with Jerry Lewis

Ed McMahon

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Ed McMahon on appearing on the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon

Walter C. Miller

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Walter C. Miller on working with Jerry Lewis and Sammy Davis, Jr.

John Moffitt

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John Moffitt on admiring Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin 

Thomas W. Moore

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Thomas W. Moore on programming and developing The Jerry Lewis Show, and The Hollywood Palace produced by Nick Vanoff

Howard Morris

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Howard Morris on appearing in the Jerry Lewis feature film "The Nutty Professor"

Suzanne Pleshette

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Suzanne Pleshette on working with Jerry Lewis on the film "Geisha Boy"

Joyce Randolph

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Joyce Randolph on working with Martin and Lewis on The Colgate Comedy Hour

John Rich

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John Rich on working with Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin
John Rich on working with Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis

John Shaffner

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John Shaffner on set design for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon

Jack Shea

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Jack Shea on being hired for the "Bob Hope Specials" and "Jerry Lewis Specials" and on Jerry Lewis' personality and Bob Hope's interest in the quality of the writing staff
Jack Shea on directing Jerry Lewis' television specials and Lewis wanting to direct

Sidney Sheldon

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Sidney Sheldon on writing two films for Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin

Ben Starr

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Ben Starr on working with Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin in radio

Ret Turner

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Ret Turner on costume design for The Jerry Lewis Show

Lou Weiss

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Lou Weiss on representing Jerry Lewis

Bud Yorkin

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Bud Yorkin on working with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis on The Colgate Comedy Hour
Bud Yorkin on dealing with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis as director of The Colgate Comedy Hour

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