Sunday, August 20, 2017

Saying, "So long," to Jerry Lewis.

Jerry Lewis died at the age of 91 today. He first became famous with Dean Martin when they teamed up in the mid-1940s. He went solo when Martin split from the comedy teaming in the mid-50s.

Perhaps his greatest legacy was his nonstop support and efforts to make people aware of muscular dystrophy and his unflagging efforts to raise money for research in how to fight the disease.

My father, George A. Borgman, always got a kick out of his ability to be a comic and then be able to sing straight and do a good job on top of it.

Here Lewis sings It All Depends On You, which he recorded in 1957. 

It All Depends On You was written for the 1926 muiscal Big Boy by Ray Henderson (music), with lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Les Bown.

In December 2015 Lewis was interviewed on the EWTN show The World Over.

Lewis died at his Las Vegas, Nevada home at about 9:15 in the morning.

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