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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)
The Rocket Man
(1954)
Dream Follies
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: "Live at the Curran Theater" (recorded 1961). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

A lot of people say to me, "Why did you kill Christ?". I dunno. It was one of those parties, got out of hand, you know. See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy", by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 69-72. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387 See more »

Trademark:

Jokes about controversial social issues See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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