Saturday, July 25, 2009
Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin
On July 25th, 1956, Jerry Lewis broke up with Dean Martin at the end of their tenth anniversary show at the Copacabana. He was 30 and suddenly solo. In 1966 he would launch his famous telethon. In 1984, at age 58, he received the Ordre Royale de la Legion d'Honneur in Paris, putting him amongst such immortals as Victor Hugo, Louis Pasteur and Dwight Eisenhower. Jerry Lewis appears six times in A Book of Ages.