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Monday, August 21, 2017

Remembering Jerry Lewis 1926 - 2017



Actor and comedian Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday at age 91, first became famous as a comedy duo with singer Dean Martin, and they performed together for ten years (1946-56) in nightclubs, radio, television (NBC's The Colgate Comedy Hour for which they received a 1952 Emmy nomination for Best Comedian) and movies. Their sixteen films include My Friend Irma (1949), The Caddy (1953), Living It Up (1954), You're Never Too Young (1955), Artists and Models (1955) and Hollywood or Bust (1956).

After his split from Martin, Lewis went on to have a successful solo career as an actor, director, writer and producer in such films as The Delicate Delinquent (1957), The Sad Sack (1957), Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958), The Geisha Boy (1958), The Bellboy (1960), Cinderfella (1960), The Ladies Man (1961), The Errand Boy (1961), The Nutty Professor (1963), Who's Minding the Store? (1963), The Patsy (1964), The Disorderly Orderly (1964), The Family Jewels (1965), Boeing Boeing (1965) - for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical - Three on a Couch (1966), Way...Way Out (1966), The Big Mouth (1967), Hook, Line & Sinker (1969), The Day the Clown Cried (an unreleased 1972 drama), Hardly Working (1980), Slapstick of Another Kind (1982), The King of Comedy (1982), Cracking Up (1983), Arizona Dream (1993), Funny Bones (1995) and Max Rose (2016). In 2009, he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his fundraising support for research into muscular dystrophy (he hosted The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon from 1966 to 2010).

Lewis starred in three television versions of The Jerry Lewis Show - a 1963 ABC variety show, a 1967-69 NBC variety show, and a 1984 one-week trial run of a syndicated talk show (which replaced Alan Thicke's Thicke of the Night). In 2005, he received the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

In 1976, Lewis and Lynn Redgrave starred in a Broadway-bound revival of the 1938 musical revue, Hellzapoppin, which closed on the road. In 1995, he made his Broadway debut in the musical revival of Damn Yankees, which he later went on tour with in the U.S. and London's West End. And in 2012, he directed a musical adaptation of The Nutty Professor in Nashville.

Lewis was married twice and had seven children, including eldest son, musician Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis & the Playboys.

Below I've selected some videos to celebrate Jerry Lewis's life and career.

Battle of the Movie Stars #114: 1981-84, Round 3


The following stars of 1944-51 (from the 113th Battle) will be moving on to Round 4:

Lauren Bacall (To Have and Have Not)
Marlon Brando (A Streetcar Named Desire)
Joan Crawford (Mildred Pierce)
Bette Davis (All About Eve)
Judy Garland (Easter Parade)
Judy Garland (Meet Me in St. Louis)
Cary Grant (Arsenic and Old Lace)
Katharine Hepburn (The African Queen)
William Holden (Sunset Boulevard)
Gene Kelly (An American in Paris)
Gene Kelly (Anchors Aweigh)
Myrna Loy (The Best Years of Our Lives)
Thelma Ritter (All About Eve)
Barbara Stanwyck (Sorry, Wrong Number)
James Stewart (It's a Wonderful Life)
Gloria Swanson (Sunset Boulevard)

Now on to our 114th battle, which takes us back to 1981-84 when the following 32 stars graced the silver screen:









Dish of the Day #2212: Lickety-Split Week


Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted for the Dish of the Week or the Dish of the Month: Mr. July, choose your favorite hunks in the sidebar polls.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The 2017 DEEP DISH Reader Survey



Nine years ago today DEEP DISH was born, and I want to thank all of my readers for their continued support during this groovy blogging adventure. I decided to commemorate this milestone by featuring my first Reader Survey since 2011 in order to make our 10th year even better. So I would greatly appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to answer my questions, and then I will post the results on Tuesday, September 5.

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Groovy List is Still Waiting in the Wings for Brandon Stansell



The Groovy List is a weekly roundup of groovy gay pop culture:

97 Groovy Things about Shelley Winters



Today would have been the 97th birthday of actress Shelley Winters, who left us in 2006 at age 85. So to celebrate the life and career of this talented lady, here are a "few" groovy things about her:

1. Shelley Winters was born Shirley Schrift on August 18, 1920, in St. Louis, Missouri. Her stage name came from the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and from her mother, Rose Winter.

Dish of the Day #2211: Cruz Visionnaire Photography


This week I've been featuring the work of Conor Cruz and Lukas Visionnaire of Cruz Visionnaire Photography in New York City. You can see more of their pics on their website at cruzvisionnaire.com. And you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. Vote for your favorite Dish of the Week in the poll below (the winner will compete for the title of Mr. August). And if you haven't yet voted for the Dish of the Month: Mr. July, choose your favorite hunk in the sidebar poll.

Today's Dishes are Tim Bish and Ricardo Cecilio.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Soap Dish #18 (in which we revisit "Nuke's" groundbreaking first kiss on As the World Turns)



Today we revisit American daytime television's first gay male kiss. As The World Turns' "Nuke" (Noah Mayer and Luke Snyder) shared the groundbreaking kiss 10 years ago today on August 17, 2007, and soon became daytime's first gay supercouple. Below you can watch 23 episodes of the show from August 2007 (click here for previous Soap Dish posts).

Dish of the Day #2210: Cruz Visionnaire Photography


This week I'm featuring the work of Conor Cruz and Lukas Visionnaire of Cruz Visionnaire Photography in New York City. You can see more of their pics on their website at cruzvisionnaire.com. And you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted for the Dish of the Week or the Dish of the Month: Mr. July, choose your favorite hunks in the sidebar polls.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dish of the Day #2209: Cruz Visionnaire Photography


This week I'm featuring the work of Conor Cruz and Lukas Visionnaire of Cruz Visionnaire Photography in New York City. You can see more of their pics on their website at cruzvisionnaire.com. And you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted for the Dish of the Week or the Dish of the Month: Mr. July, choose your favorite hunks in the sidebar polls.

Today's Dish is Aristotle Polites.