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I laffed till I cried : thirty-six years of marriage to Jerry Lewis

Author: Patti Lewis; Sarah Jepson Coleman; Lorraine Hope Caldwell
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : WRS Publishing, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Patti Lewis was married to comedian Jerry Lewis for thirty-six years and took from it not material wealth but a family that she is very proud of. Esther Calonica became the pretty singer Patti, who in 1945 interrupted her career to wed Jerry Lewis, defying her Italian-Catholic parents and his Jewish kin. As Jerry's fame and fortunes grew, Patti devoted herself to home and to their six sons, while enjoying the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Patti Lewis; Jerry Lewis; Jerry Lewis; Patti Lewis; Patti Lewis; Jerry Lewis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patti Lewis; Sarah Jepson Coleman; Lorraine Hope Caldwell
ISBN: 1567960359 9781567960358
OCLC Number: 28417657
Description: 167 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Thirty-six years of marriage to Jerry Lewis
Responsibility: by Patti Lewis, with Sarah Anne Coleman ; foreword by Lorraine Hope Caldwell.

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Patti Lewis was married to comedian Jerry Lewis for thirty-six years and took from it not material wealth but a family that she is very proud of. Esther Calonica became the pretty singer Patti, who in 1945 interrupted her career to wed Jerry Lewis, defying her Italian-Catholic parents and his Jewish kin. As Jerry's fame and fortunes grew, Patti devoted herself to home and to their six sons, while enjoying the companionship of Hollywood greats. Of the divorce in 1981, Patti explains that Jerry's continued and numerous infidelities, drug use that drained the family finances, jealousy, and abusive behavior towards his children--who were fearful of his mood swings--were cause enough. Afterward, Patti was guided by her religious beliefs to forgive, to establish support groups for other divorced women and even to promote Jerry's telethon benefits for child victims of muscular dystrophy. Readers interested in a "dishy" Hollywood memoir might be disappointed.

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