Monday, September 7, 2009

Jerry Lewis and Bill Bell - George

The annual Labor Day Jerry Lewis telethon reminded me of a story the late mega-KCCK personality Bill Bell told me. Before coming to Iowa, Bill had run a recording studio in Los Angeles and rubbed elbows with Hollywood stars.

He told a story of Jerry Lewis coming to his studio to record some public service announcements, I believe it was. It seems there was a bit of a personality clash. When Bill tried to get Jerry to re-read some of the copy, Jerry snapped, "I've never done more than two takes in my life." Which led to this retort from Bill, "I know. I've seen your movies."


Anonymous said...

Great story, George, and knowing Bill, I am sure that it is true!

Doug Gustafson

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