The outrageous funnyman co-hosted the 28th Academy Awards in 1956 in L.A., while Claudette Colbert and writer-director Joseph Mankiewicz hosted a satellite ceremony in New York. He revisited the role in 1957 in L.A., with actress Celeste Holm serving as the East Coast host. Lewis and his wife, SanDee, above, attend the opening festivities of the Cannes Film Festival in 1983.
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