Learning to not loathe Jerry Lewis

I was NOT a Jerry Lewis fan. John introduced me – kicking & screaming – to The Nutty Professor, which I expected to be the epitome of everything I loathed about the too too physical comedian.  What a shocker to LOVE it.

There are still a lot of Jerry Lewis movies I consider TOO over the top, but ones like Cinderfella found their way onto my “recommend” list.



Jerry Lewis – King of Clowns – died today.  He died living a legacy that goes way beyond being the quintessential goof ball.

Last year, at 90, he was still doing his comedy bits once a month for wowed audiences.  Over the past years, he’s turned in some unexpected performances, including last year’s Max Rose and a riveting 2011 role as Richard Belzer’s uncle in Law & Order – Special Victims Unit.

A tip of my hat & heartfelt thanks for modeling full-throttle living at any age.


Author: auntdeev

playfulness coach, life enthusiast & general instigator, ENTJ, cat lover

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