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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1 November 1944Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameRichard Friedman

Mini Bio (1)

Kinky Friedman was born on November 1, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Richard Friedman. He is an actor and composer, known for Along Came Kinky... Texas Jewboy for Governor (2009), Barbecue: A Texas Love Story (2004) and The O'Reilly Factor (1996).

Trivia (5)

Lead singer/songwriter of "The Texas Jewboys."
Named "Male Chauvinist Pig of the Year (1974) by NOW for his song, "Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed."
Served as US Peace Corps Volunteer in Malaysia, 1967-1969, building compost heaps. Graduate of Univ. of Texas
Has written twenty-three novels.
Ran as an Independent candidate for governor of Texas in 2006, but lost the election to Republican incumbent Rick Perry.

Personal Quotes (1)

I don't apologize to people who try to intimidate. I don't apologize to people with an agenda. I never apologize for the truth. And the truth here is that racists come in many different colors. Texas is my country, truth is my religion - and fuck 'em, fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.

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