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Turns out I did Jerry Lewis’ last interview. I wish I had a do-over.
Last year, The Hollywood Reporter decided to do a special package in our end-of-the-year issue on 10 stars who were still working in their 90s called “Creative Until You Die.” The idea was not only to celebrate their longevity but to try get a sense of what made them creative and vital long past a time when most of their contemporaries had retired.
The group included Don Rickles, Norman Lear, Betty White and Jerry Lewis. Each person would be photographed and videotaped for a short 10-15 minute interview. The idea was to get them talking about aging and creativity as well as to reflect on their career.
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