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Lenny Bruce (1925–1966)

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 persued a career in show business and sent Lenny to live with ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dance Hall Racket
(1953)
Thank You Mask Man
(1971)
Dream Follies
Dream Follies Writer
(1954)

Filmography

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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: "Live! Busted!" (recorded 1962). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Personal Quote:

Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God. See more »

Trivia:

Is portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in Lenny (1974), the film version of the Broadway play of same name that earned Cliff Gorman a Tony Award as Best Actor in the role of Lenny Bruce. Gorman later played a Lenny type of character in All That Jazz (1979). See more »

Trademark:

Jokes about controversial social issues See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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