“Martin & Lewis”
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were the classic American comedy team, with Martin serving as the straight man to Lewis’ dim-witted funnyman. What began as a struggling Vegas act blossomed into a successful pairing, in which Martin flexed his musical chops and Lewis handled the slapstick. In 1949 they landed a radio series on NBC, which ran for four years, and co-starred in more than 15 films. Their relationship eventually soured (Martin disagreed with the direction of their act), and the pair didn’t speak for 20 year. Fortunately for fans, one of Lewis’ annual MDA telethons brought them back together in the mid 1970s.
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