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Henny Youngman (1906–1998)


A career of seven decades of snappy, irreverent one-liners put Henry "Henny" Youngman at the top of most comedians' list of favorite showmen. Born in London, England, and moving to the United States when he was a baby, Youngman started his professional career as a printer in a small store. Naturally funny, he moonlighted in show business as the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Goodfellas
Goodfellas Henny Youngman
(1990)
Death Wish II
Death Wish II Himself - on TV
(1982)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest / Himself
(1963-1979)
Unkissed Bride
Unkissed Bride Himself
(1966)

Filmography

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 1992 Here and Now (TV Series)
William's Grandfather
- Take My Grandparents... Please (1992) ... William's Grandfather
 1991 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series)
Henny Youngman
- Henny Youngman Day (1991) ... Henny Youngman (voice)
 1987 Norman's Corner (TV Movie)
Gail's Neighbor
 1982 Movie Madness
Lawyer ("Municipalians")
 1981 History of the World: Part I
Chemist - The Roman Empire
 1976 Silent Movie
Fly-in-Soup Man
 1972 The Gore Gore Girls
Marzdone Mobilie
 1969 The Corbett Follies (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1969)
 1968 Batman (TV Series)
Manny the Mesopotamian
- I'll Be a Mummy's Uncle (1968) ... Manny the Mesopotamian (uncredited)
 1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Buddy Parker
- The Golden Thirty (1961) ... Buddy Parker
 1956 You Can't Run Away from It
First Driver
 1955 The Henny and Rocky Show (TV Series)
Host
 1944 A Wave, a WAC and a Marine
O. Henry Brown
 1941 Love in Gloom (Short)
Henny
 1936 Television Highlights (Short)
Television Salesman / M.C. (as Henry Youngman)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (82 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Henry Youngman

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

I miss my wife's cooking - as often as I can. See more »

Trivia:

His signature joke is almost never quoted in its entirety. The complete joke is, "Women today are crazy! I mean, take my wife...please!" See more »

Trademark:

Performed his comedy act holding a violin

Nickname:

King of the One Liners

Star Sign:

Pisces

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