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BYOB RIP Jerry, Dick, and …

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2 Responses to “BYOB RIP Jerry, Dick, and …”

  1. Brian Linse says:

    I never understood Lewis’ comedic genius until I saw him not being funny in King of Comedy. That film always leaves me stunned. I wish it were more widely appreciated.

    Dick Gregory was a giant in both comedy and activism. Losing him is a reminder that they don’t seem to make them like that anymore. If we all try to live up to his example, though we will surely fail, we just might get through this awful time.

  2. Movieman says:

    Lewis is one of the icons who turned me into a movie-lover at a (very, very) early age.
    A brilliant comic actor and director.
    R.I.P. indeed.

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