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Lenny Bruce

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Lenny Bruce's Biography

Leonard Alfred Schneider (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966), better known by the stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American comedian, social critic and satirist. His 1964 conviction in an obscenity trial was followed by a posthumous pardon, the first in New York state history. He was renowned for his open, free-style, dangerous and critical form of comedy which integrated politics, religion, and sex. His tumultuous private life marked by substance abuse, promiscuity, as well as his efforts to prevent his wife from working as a stripper, make him a compelling figure. He paved the way for future outspoken comedians, and his trial for obscenity, in which – after being forced into bankruptcy – he was eventually found not guilty is seen as a landmark trial for freedom of speech.

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  • Lenny Bruce - Horror, Sleaze and Trash

      Blog Source: www.horrorsleazetrash.com | 3 months ago
    Lenny Bruce. by Horror Sleaze Trash on May 10, 2014. Previous post: Justin Grimbol. Horror Sleaze Trash. Photobucket Two years in the making, Ben John Smith's second hard cover collection of poetry, and predecessor to Air a Boire, ...
  • Lenny Bruce Comes Clean – Part 2 of 2 – Police – Arrest – ...

      Blog Source: www.designerchildren.com | 3 months ago
    Lenny Bruce Comes Clean – Part 2 of 2 – Police – Arrest – Addiction – Drugs – 1963. On the comedian's battle for free speech on stage. Lenny Bruce, forefather of the socially conscious comic speaks before a live audience about drugs, the ...
  • Closing in on 100, Professor Corey still cracking wise | The ...

      Blog Source: thevillager.com | 3 months ago
    “Kenneth Tynan [a distinguished theater critic] came to see me at The Establishment in London, the place where Lenny Bruce recommended me,” Corey recalled. “The Variety reviewer said I was the worst failure he had ever seen and that I ...

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