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Jim Carrey No laughing matter Growing up, Jim Carreys life was nothing to laugh about. "I had a sick mom, man, he told 60 Minutes. It was his mothers illness, in fact, that motivated Carrey to attempt comedy. I wanted to make her feel better. I'd bounce off the walls and throw myself down the stairs to make her feel better." A comedian was born.
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