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Found: A Lost Star Trek Script Featuring Guest Star Milton Berle

According to screenwriter Norman Spinrad, Gene Roddenberry, the founder of Star Trek, wanted to feature Milton Berle on an episode. Berle, a comedian, had been immensely popular in the 1950s — to the extent that he was known as “Mr. Television.” By 1967, Berle’s popularity had faded, so getting him on Star Trek would have [...]

The Jerry Lewis Film Nobody Has Ever Seen

Man at a 2001 press conference: “When are you going to release The Day the Clown Cried?” Jerry Lewis: “None of your G*****n business!” In 1971, while appearing at the Olympia Theater, Jerry Lewis was approached by “producer” Nat Wachsberger, who told Lewis of his idea for a film called The Day the Clown Cried. Here’s a [...]

10 Performers Who Died Onstage

Whether it was a lackluster crowd or weak material, performers love trading stories about the night they absolutely died while doing their shtick. Here are 10 examples of performers that actually did die onstage. On the bright side, they did shuffle off the mortal coil while doing the thing they loved. 1. Lee Morgan On February 19, [...]