JERRY Lewis was known as an American comedian and actor who starred in a number of productions over the years.
In February 2022, women started speaking out against the late star, who passed away in 2017, including Hope Holiday who starred alongside him in the 1961 film, The Ladies Man.
Who is Hope Holiday?
Born November 30, 1930, Holiday, 91, is known as an American actress.
Over the years, she has been seen in a number of productions but she is arguably most famously known for her role as Mrs. Margie MacDougall in the 1960 film, The Apartment.
Other productions she has been seen in include Raw Force, Space Mutiny, and Texas Lightning.
Holiday retired from acting in 1986 after starring in the film Low Blow, where she portrayed the School Head Mistress.
What did she say about Jerry Lewis?
In February 2022, Holiday, Karen Sharpe, and other women made allegations against Lewis in Vanity Fair's short film, Hollywood Issue.
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The most series of allegations came from Holiday and Sharpe, who claim that Lewis sexually assaulted them.
Holiday alleged to the media outlet that when she was in her early 30s, Lewis invited her into his dressing room to "talk dirty," to her and masturbate.
"I was frightened," she told the media outlet, via Deadline. “I just sat there, and I wanted to leave so badly.”
Holiday had reportedly known Lewis since she was 13, and while friends had told her to report, she decided to stay quiet out of fear of retaliation.
“He was very big at Paramount,” Holiday continued. “I was under contract to him and to Paramount, and I didn’t want to shake the boat. Y’know, I figured I’ll just keep my mouth shut.”
Is Hope Holiday married?
Over the years, Holiday has been married twice.
Her first marriage lasted from 1957 to 1958 and was to Sandy Glass.
Following her divorce, she then remarried Frank Marth in 1967, whom she was married to until his death in 2014.
Like Holiday, Marth was known as an American film and television actor.
Over the years, he had starred in a number of productions including The Six Million Dollar Man, Battlestar Galactica, The Man from U.N.C.L.E, and The Best of Broadway.
He was last seen in the 1994 film, Loving Deadly.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.
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