Lenny Bruce, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Lenny Bruce

American comedian, activist and social critic

Date of Birth: 13-Oct-1925

Place of Birth: Mineola, New York, United States

Date of Death: 03-Aug-1966

Profession: screenwriter, actor, writer, singer, comedian, journalist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About Lenny Bruce

  • Leonard Alfred Schneider (October 13, 1925 ÔÇô August 3, 1966), better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, and satirist.
  • He was renowned for his open, freestyle, 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 the history of New York state, by then-Governor George Pataki in 2003.Bruce is renowned for paving 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.
  • In 2017, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him third (behind disciples Richard Pryor and George Carlin) on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.

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