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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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History of the World: Part I
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Working It Out
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 1995 Eyes Beyond Seeing
Henny Youngman patient
 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)
 1990 Working It Out (TV Series)
Henny Youngman
- Take My Girlfriend... (1990) ... Henny Youngman
 1990 Goodfellas
Henny Youngman
 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
 1968-1972 Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Episode #6.12 (1972) ... Guest Performer
- Episode #6.7 (1972) ... Guest Performer
- Episode #6.5 (1972) ... Guest Performer
- Episode #5.16 (1972) ... Guest Performer
- Episode #5.3 (1971) ... Guest Performer
 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)
 1955 Stage Show (TV Series)
 1944 A Wave, a WAC and a Marine
O. Henry Brown
 1941 Love in Gloom (Short)
 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 (89 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

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Henry Youngman


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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My dad was the town drunk. Usually that's not so bad, but New York City? See more »


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 »


Performed his comedy act holding a violin


King of the One Liners

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