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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.

Filmography

68 Credits »
1971 Thank You Mask Man The Lone Ranger, Various
1955 The Leather Jacket -
1954 Dream Follies Willie, The Foreign Chef
1953 Dance Hall Racket Vincent
1971 Thank You Mask Man -
1972 Lenny Bruce Without Tears -
1971 Dynamite Chicken -
1971 Thank You Mask Man -
1967 Lenny Bruce in 'Lenny Bruce' -
1955 The Leather Jacket -
1954 The Rocket Man -

Songs

507 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
1 The Berkeley Concert 2005
2 Psychopathia Sexualis 1959
3 Shorty Petterstein Interview 1958
4 Airplane Glue 1961
5 The Phone Company 2011
6 King Kong Routine 1995
7 My Trip To Miami 2011
8 Paul Molloy & Christianity 1995
9 White Collar Drunks 1975
10 Entrapment By Cops 1995
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Quotes

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If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.

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