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LENNY BRUCE

SUMMARY
 
Full Name: Leonard Alfred Schneider
 
Date Born: 13th October 1925
Location Born: Mineola, United States of America
 
Date Died: 3rd August 1966
Location Died: Hollywood, California, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Morphine Overdose
 
Summary: Lenny Bruce was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, and satirist. He was renowned for his open, free-style 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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