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Sunday, March 3, 2019

The Scene That Gave Jerry Lewis A Heart Attack ("Cinderfella", 1960) (video)

Jerry proved himself an agile comic performer and dancer in this comedy classic.

In addition to his famous stairway descent at the Princess' ball...
...he was also a graceful dancing partner.

But it's his headlong dash up 63 steep steps that almost finished him.

The feat took such a toll on Jerry that he's said to have suffered a heart attack...
(Jerry himself confirmed this)
...which sent him to the hospital and delayed filming for weeks.

Other accounts limit the damage to severe exhaustion.

At any rate, Jerry definitely suffered for his art.

(Read our review of "Cinderfella" HERE)

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