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Lenny Bruce

Stand-up comedian

Died when: 40 years 294 days (489 months)
Star Sign: Libra

 

Lenny Bruce

Leonard Alfred Schneider (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966), known professionally as 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 contained satire, politics, religion, sex, and vulgarity.

Bruce paved the way for counterculture era comedians.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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