The Daily Retro Pic: Martin & Lewis

The Daily Retro Pic: Martin & Lewis

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis worked in nightclubs, on radio, on television and in films starting in 1946. Martin left the act in 1956 after years of feeling under-appreciated and slighted. Although they didn’t speak for years, the two eventually reconciled. They reunited for the last time at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 1989 where Martin was doing a week of shows; on Martin’s 72nd birthday, Lewis presented him with a birthday cake, thanked him for all the years he gave joy to the world and said: “Why we broke up, I’ll never know.” That was the pair’s last public appearance before Martin’s death in 1995.

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