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RIP Jerry Lewis.
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Chongo
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Aug 20, 2017, 03:22 PM
 
Jerry Lewis, the King of Comedy has died. Labor Day has not been the same with out the MDA telethon.
http://variety.com/2017/film/news/je...or-1202533899/

Dick Dick Gregory has also passed away.
( Last edited by Chongo; Aug 20, 2017 at 03:33 PM. )
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Aug 20, 2017, 04:46 PM
 
Agreed. I used to watch the telethons for decades. I remember the MD carnival kits they would send you so you could help raise money for Jerry's Kids.
     
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Aug 27, 2017, 10:59 PM
 
I heard about Jerry that day, but didn't get a chance to visit here until today. Say what you want about his art, but I think it's amazing that anyone could milk a "gawky and clumsy teenager" persona for decades had to have had something more than just a physicality.

I didn't hear about Dick Gregory until today. The picture of him on Wikipedia is awful! Dick had a way of making people face unpleasant facts despite how uncomfortable it was to talk about them. He was a gadfly in a time when we needed gadflies.

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