People: Feb. 28, 2000

WHY DEAN MARTIN GOT THE CHICKS

What JERRY LEWIS won't do for the kids. Sure, he insulted women everywhere at a comedy festival last week when he suggested female comics were useful primarily as "producing machine[s]" for babies. But concern that his remarks may hurt his telethon led him to issue an apology days later. "I am told there will be people that will not contribute to 'my kids' because of my indiscretion and to them I say, 'my kids' are innocent... Please accept my humble apology..." And what an apology it was. After praising the "marvelous Phyllis Diller" and the...

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