Posted on August 20, 2017 at 3:21pm
He was 91. I'm too young to have been aware of him when he was at his peak, particularly with Dean Martin. His telethons collectively earned well over a billion dollars for his cause.
His career took off faster than anyone's I know about. He was twenty years old playing a club in Atlantic City, a singer got sick, he knew Dean and suggested him as a replacement, saying they could do an act together. Dean showed up, they hadn't produced the joint act, the owner went to Lewis and said… Continue