Lenny Bruce (1925–1966)


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Lenny Bruce was born Leonard Alfred Schneider on October 13, 1925, in Mineola, Long Island, New York. His British-born father, Myron, was a shoe clerk, his mother, Sadie, was a dancer. Lenny's parents were divorced when he was a child. To support herself and her son, Sadie Schneider pursued a career in show business and sent Lenny to live with ... See full bio »

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(1953)
(1971)
(1954)
Dream Follies Writer
(1954)

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 1971 Thank You Mask Man (Short) (story and narration)
 1967 Lenny Bruce in 'Lenny Bruce' (Documentary)
 1955 The Leather Jacket (Short)
 1954 Dream Follies
 1953 Walking My Baby Back Home (uncredited)
 1953 Dance Hall Racket (original story) / (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Album: "The Sick Comedy of Lenny Bruce" (World Pacific Records). See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 11 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

All my humor is based on destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I'd be standing in the breadline--right in back of J. Edgar Hoover. See more »

Trivia:

On December 23, 2003, New York Gov. George Pataki granted him a posthumous pardon, a first in New York state history, for an obscenity charge filed after a particularly raunchy performance in 1964 at "Cafe Au Go Go" in New York City's Greenwich Village during which he was said to have used more than 100 obscene words. See more »

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Libra

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