Henny Youngman (1906–1998)

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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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 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 short)
Henny Youngman
 1990 Working It Out (TV Series)
Henny Youngman
- Take My Girlfriend... (1990) ... Henny Youngman
 1990 Goodfellas
Henny Youngman
 1989 The People Next Door (TV Series)
Henny Youngman
- Town Without Pity (1989) ... Henny Youngman
 1987 Norman's Corner (TV Movie)
Gail's Neighbor
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon
Henny Youngman (segment "Roast Your Loved One")
 1982 Movie Madness
Lawyer ("Municipalians")
 1982 The Comeback Trail
Henny Youngman
 1981 History of the World: Part I
Chemist - The Roman Empire
 1979 The Mary Tyler Moore Hour (TV Series)
Henny Youngman
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Henny Youngman
 1976 Silent Movie
Fly-in-Soup Man
 1974 The Great Masquerade
Henny Youngman
 1968-1972 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Jack Klugman (1972) ... Guest Performer
- Jean Stapleton (1972) ... Guest Performer
- Michael Landon (1972) ... Guest Performer
- Rita Hayworth (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
 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)
 1966 Nashville Rebel
Henny Youngman
 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)
 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)
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(03/02/1971) This was a 20-act bill, a tribute to Harry Carlson, founder of Cincinnati-based Fraternity Records, headlined by comedian Henny Youngman and including Bobby Bare, Dee Felice's Mixed Feelings, Borrowed Thyme, Popeye Maupin, the Casino's, Lonnie Mack, Dave Dudley, Tom T. Hall, and Bonnie Lou, a Bob Braun.

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Henry Youngman


6' 3" (1.91 m)


Sadie Cohen  (her death)  (2 children)

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I have terrible luck. Last week my chauffeur ran off without my wife. See more »


Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1988. See more »


Performed his comedy act holding a violin


King of the One Liners

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