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Naturally, it took a lot of Gaul to make Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis (Encore, Saturday at 8 p.m. ET), a middling documentary about a major actor-director-buffoon. It has been 85 years since Joseph Levitch was born in Newark, N.J., to a Borscht-Belt vaudevillian and his piano-player wife, 65 since he formed his nightclub act with Dean Martin, 48 years since The Nutty Professor, 16 years since his last real movie role, one year since he retired from hosting the MDA Telethon.
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