Lenny Bruce was a controversial American stand-up comedian, screenwriter and satirist remembered for his instrumental role in the fight for freedom of speech as well as for his obscenity-laced performances, which repeatedly got him into trouble with the law. He is regarded as one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time. He died tragically of an accidental drug overdose at that premature age of 40.
He was born to renowned stage performer Sally Marr and Myron Schneider. In 1951, he got married to a stripper named Honey Harlow, with whom he fathered a daughter named Kitty in 1955. The marriage ended in divorce in 1959.
Throughout his career, he was arrested multiple times for his obscene performances.
In 1966, his lifeless naked body was found lying on his bathroom floor after his drug overdose. According to the police, a syringe and narcotics paraphernalia were found near his nude body. His friend the iconic music producer Phil Spector purchased all the negatives of the photographs of his death scene in order to avoid them getting into the hands of the press.
His life was dramatized in the 1974 biographical film Lenny, in which he was portrayed by actor Dustin Hoffman.
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Communism is like one big phone company.Lenny Bruce
Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.Lenny Bruce
Miami Beach is where neon goes to die.Lenny Bruce
The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it... try to fake three laughs in an hour - ha ha ha ha ha - they'll take you away, man. You can't.Lenny Bruce
There are never enough I Love You's.Lenny Bruce
When you're eight years old nothing is your business.Lenny Bruce
was a famous American comedian and actor,
who was born on
October 13, 1925. As a person born on this date, Lenny Bruce is listed in our database as the 13th
most popular celebrity for the day (October 13) and the 34th most popular for the year (1925).
People born on October 13
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Lenny Bruce is the 535th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Lenny Bruce's birthday, Lenny Bruce is the 3374th most famous American and ranks 19th in famous people born in Long Island, New York, U.S.
In general, Lenny Bruce ranks as the 6162nd
most popular famous person, and the 101st most popular comedian of all time.
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