The Re­turn of JERRY LEWIS

Albuquerque Journal - Parade - - WALTER SCOTT'S PERSONALITY PARADE -

It’s been al­most 20 years since the leg­endary fun­ny­man, 90, last ap­peared on-screen. In

Max Rose, now in se­lect the­aters, Lewis makes a dra­matic re­turn in the ti­tle role of a re­tired jazz mu­si­cian who dis­cov­ers an in­ti­mate note writ­ten in 1959 to his late wife. Here are four facts about the New Jersey–born Os­car win­ner.

1. He turned down the star-mak­ing role played by Jack Lem­mon in Some Like It Hot (1959).

2. His son Gary’s band, Gary Lewis and the Play­boys, has eight gold records, in­clud­ing “This Di­a­mond Ring.”

3. He was nom­i­nated for a No­bel Prize for his work to find a cure for mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy.

4. Pro­fes­sor John Frink in The Simp­sons was based on Lewis’ role in The Nutty Pro­fes­sor.

How many times has Lewis been on our cover? Visit Pa­ to see all the pho­tos.

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