Comedian

Lenny Bruce

  • Oct 13, 1925 - Aug 03, 1966 (age 40)
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2017
The History of Comedy
TV ShowFeb 9, 2017

The History of Comedy

Utilizing archival footage …
Utilizing archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends and scholars, this is the history of not only what makes us laugh, but how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.
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1998
Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth
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MovieOct 21, 1998

Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth

Comedian Lenny Bruce …
Comedian Lenny Bruce struck a subversive chord in an era of change in America. After getting his start as a conventional stand-up comic, Bruce's increasingly iconoclastic act transformed him into a leading figure of the 1960s counterculture. This is his story.
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1987
Biography
TV ShowApr 6, 1987

Biography

Biography is an American documentary television …
Biography is an American documentary television series and media franchise created in the 1960s by David L. Wolper and owned by A&E Networks since 1987. Each episode depicts the life of a notable person with narration, on-camera interviews, photographs, and stock footage. The show originally ran in syndication in 1962–1964, and in 1979, on A&E from 1987 to 2006, and on The Biography Channel (later Bio, now FYI) from 2006 to 2012. After a five-year hiatus, the franchise was relaunched in 2017. Over the years, the Biography media franchise has expanded domestically and internationally, spinning off several cable television channels, a website, a children's program, a line of books and records, and a series of made-for-TV movies, specials, and miniseries, among other media properties. Biography has won a Peabody Award (1962) and three Emmy Awards (1997, 1999, 2002).
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1971
Thank You Mask Man
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MovieSep 28, 1971

Thank You Mask Man

Tells how the Lone Ranger hooks up with Tonto. With Lenny …
Tells how the Lone Ranger hooks up with Tonto. With Lenny Bruce doing all the voices, this animation of a Bruce routine begins with local folks upset at the Lone Ranger because he won't stay around to be thanked after a good deed. So, he stays and finds he likes hearing "Thank you mask man." When their attention starts to shift elsewhere, he shocks and disgusts the townspeople with a final request.
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1969
Nomination1969

Best Comedy Album

Nominated for "Berkeley Concert".
Grammy Award
1967
Nomination1967

Best Comedy Album

Nominated for "Lenny Bruce in Concert".
Grammy Award
1966
Lenny Bruce
PersonalAugust 1966

Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce passed away.
1959
Playboy's Penthouse
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TV ShowOct 24, 1959

Playboy's Penthouse

Playboy's Penthouse is an American variety/talk …
Playboy's Penthouse is an American variety/talk television show hosted by Playboy founder and then-editor/publisher Hugh Hefner. It was first broadcast on October 24, 1959 and ran in syndication for two seasons.
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Nomination1959

Best Comedy Album

Nominated for "Sick Humor".
Grammy Award
1956
The Steve Allen Show
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TV ShowJun 24, 1956

The Steve Allen Show

The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show …
The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show hosted by Steve Allen from June 1956 to June 1960 on NBC, from September 1961 to December 1961 on ABC, and in first-run syndication from 1962 to 1964.
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1955
Kitty Bruce
ChildNovember 1955

Kitty Bruce

Granddaughter of Sally Marr and daughter of comedian Lenny …
Granddaughter of Sally Marr and daughter of comedian Lenny Bruce, Kitty made her film debut as a plump teenager in the girl-gang film The Jezebels aka Maggie's Stiletto Sisters (1975), directed by 'Jack Hill (I)', playing well the role of a buxom yet frail-character girl who would do anything to be accepted by the tough gang leaders. She subsequently followed a career as a pop singer, opening for acts such as 'George Carlin' and Diana Ross.
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1953
Dance Hall Racket
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MovieFeb 20, 1953

Dance Hall Racket

A gangster who operates a sleazy dance hall uses a sadistic …
A gangster who operates a sleazy dance hall uses a sadistic bodyguard to keep his girls afraid and his customers in line.
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1951
Honey Harlow
MarriageJune 1951

Honey Harlow

Honey Bruce Friedman, born Harriett Jolliff, also known by …
Honey Bruce Friedman, born Harriett Jolliff, also known by her professional name Honey Harlow (August 15, 1927 – September 12, 2005) was an American stripper and showgirl who was the wife of stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce.
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Honey Harlow
Relationship1951

Honey Harlow

Honey Bruce Friedman, born Harriett Jolliff, also known by …
Honey Bruce Friedman, born Harriett Jolliff, also known by her professional name Honey Harlow (August 15, 1927 – September 12, 2005) was an American stripper and showgirl who was the wife of stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce.
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1950
Broadway Open House
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TV ShowMay 29, 1950

Broadway Open House

Broadway Open House is network television's first late-night …
Broadway Open House is network television's first late-night comedy-variety series. It was telecast live on NBC from May 29, 1950, to August 24, 1951, airing weeknights from 11pm to midnight. One of the pioneering TV creations of NBC president Pat Weaver, it demonstrated the potential for late-night programming and led to the later development of The Tonight Show.
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1925
Lenny Bruce
BirthOctober 1925

Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce was born.
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