Episode 26: Monica Lewis
Air date: 9.28.2011
Try and imagine a simpler time - a time before on-demand entertainment and endless digital distractions. One might call it a golden age, and legendary singer and actress Monica Lewis was there for all of it. A true Hollywood beauty with bona fide talent, Lewis was known as "America's Singing Sweetheart," and her resume includes turns with more stars than even Carl Sagan might've imagined. She worked with Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. She shared stages with Bob Hope and Jimmy Stewart. She appeared on the very first Ed Sullivan Show. She ran with the likes of Dean Martin, Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman and Ted Kennedy. She dated Ronald Reagan and Kirk Douglas. Yeah, that Ronald Reagan. She lived a life of glamour from New York to Beverly Hills and enchanted people in every town in between. Lewis will join us to shine a light of her own and share stories of a life in the entertainment business that may also be found in her new memoir, "Hollywood Through My Eyes."