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Lenny Bruce
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Age 40
Birthday 13 October, 1925
Birthplace Mineola, Long Island, New York, United States
Died 3 August, 1966
Place of Death Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Libra
Nationality American
Occupation Comic
Claim to Fame Multiply Obscene Comic.
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Leonard Alfred Schneider (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966), better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and screenwriter. He was renowned for his open, free-style and critical form of comedy which integrated satire, politics, religion, sex, and vulgarity. His 1964 conviction in an obscenity trial was followed by a posthumous pardon, the first in New York State history, by then-Governor George Pataki in 2003. He paved the way for future outspoken counterculture-era comedians, and his trial for obscenity is seen as a landmark for freedom of speech in the United States.

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