Battling demons and Dino
At 79, Jerry Lewis is getting new mileage out of his 10-year teaming with Dean Martin, during which they made 16 films and did an SRO nightclub act. Written with James Kaplan, Dean &andamp; Me (A Love Story) journeys with the duo from beginning (Lewis was 19, Dino 28) to end (they weren't speaking during production of their last film). It was Frank Sinatra who put the boys back together, at Lewis' 1976 Labor Day telethon. Along with some soul-searching about their split ( As sentimental as it sounds, we both had the hand of God on us until even He said, Enough!' ), Lewis frankly admits to his post-Dino demons, especially his addiction to Percodan. Sadly, he and Martin never did reteam professionally. When not writing about movies, Los Angeles-based journalist Pat H. Broeske likes to watch them.