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Lewis, Ted

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

    Clarinet player known as The Top-hatted Tragedian of Jazz: his trademarks were a battered topper, and the line “Is everybody happy?”.

    The mannequin character in A Great Big Bunch of You (Harman/Ising, 1932) imitates Lewis: top hat, catchphrase and all. A caricature of Lewis plays “Plenty of Money and You” in Speaking of the Weather (Tashlin, 1937).

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