Lenny Bruce (1925–1966)


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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 pursued a career in show business and sent Lenny to live with ... See full bio »

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(1953)
(1971)
Dream Follies Writer
(1954)
(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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Personal Quote:

All my humor is based on destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I'd be standing in the breadline--right in back of J. Edgar Hoover. See more »

Trivia:

Information about his death was mentioned in Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel's song "7 O'Clock News / Silent Night". He is also mentioned in the lyrics of the Genesis song "Broadway Melody of 1974" from their album "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" and R.E.M.'s hit song "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)". Bob Dylan wrote a song about him, entitled "Lenny Bruce", which is the ... See more »

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