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Who Coined the Phrase “Dying is Easy, Comedy is Hard”?

Who Coined the Phrase "Dying is Easy, Comedy is Hard"?

It turns out that Jack Lemmon was very much responsible for popularizing the last words of a veteran actor on his deathbed. But no one ever really said the oft-repeated quote "Dying is easy, comedy is hard." 

Check out this fascinating story, which reveals how word of mouth spreads an oft-repeated truth. 

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