Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce Biography

Groundbreaking comic whose career was derailed by a number of obscenity trials that eventually got him blacklisted by nearly every comedy club in America. Considered by many to be a crusader and a martyr, a moralist and a preacher, a saint and a sinner, Bruce paved the way for comics like George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Bill Hicks, all of whom consider Lenny a groundbreaking visionary.

Born: October 13, 1925, Mineola, New York

Died: August 3, 1966, Hollywood, California

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