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Myra Lewis Tells Her Side of the Story.

Myra Lewis. In 1958, when she was only 13 years old, Myra married rock star Jerry Lee Lewis, who was also her second cousin. The public controversy over that marriage ruined Lewis' career for over a decade. In 1982, Myra Lewis wrote a memoir of her life with Jerry Lee Lewis, titled Great Balls Of Fire. That book is the basis of the new movie starring Jerry Lee Lewis and Winona Ryder.

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Other segments from the episode on August 4, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 4, 1989: Interview with Myra Lewis; Review of Mary's Danish's and Don Henley's albums "There Goes the Wondertruck" and "The End of the Innocence"; Interview with…

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