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Lenny Bruce Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

LENNY BRUCE
Born: October 13, 1925 in Mineola, Long Island, New York
Died: August 3, 1966 in Hollywood, California
Biography | show moreshow less
Lenny Bruce (1925-1966), had learned timing, delivery and improvisation from has-been comedians and struggling newcomers before a move to California in 1953 proved to be a turning point for him. Physically, Bruce could not keep the pace of performing nightly, so, suffering from a nervous disorder, he began taking prescription drugs and developed a dependency problem. Divorced in 1957, Bruce moved his routine from burlesque houses to the popular bistros and clubs of San Francisco. His fame came rapidly, but so did trouble. Obscenity and drug charges followed him wherever he appeared. Inevitably, Bruce was cleared of most charges, but the stigma remained. Persecuted during his time, Bruce nonetheless set the stage for modern comedy standards with his precision, delivery and cathartic profanity directed at the hypocritical.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1954 The Rocket Man (Writer), 2009 Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (Other), 2009 Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (Other), 2011 Imagine (Other), 2007 100 Greatest Stand-Ups (Other), 1971 Thank You Mask Man (Writer), 1955 The Leather Jacket (Writer), 1971 Thank You Mask Man (Performer), 1955 The Leather Jacket (Performer), 1971 Thank You Mask Man (Director), 1971 Thank You Mask Man (in person), 1971 Dynamite Chicken (in person), 2003 Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny! (Other), 1992 Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time (Other), 2009 The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert (Other), 2007 Obscene (Other), 2002 Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion (Other), 2000 Playboy: The Party Continues (Other), 1989 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (Other), 2013/I The Actor (in person), 2004 Funny Already: A History of Jewish Comedy (Other), 1969 Playboy After Dark (Other), 1999 American Masters (Other), 1984 The Great Standups (Other), 2009 Biography (Other), 1998 Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (Other), 1972 Lenny Bruce Without Tears (Sound), 2006 E! True Hollywood Story (Other), 1972 Lenny Bruce Without Tears (Other), 1967 Lenny Bruce in 'Lenny Bruce' (Writer), 1953 Dance Hall Racket (Writer), 1953 Dance Hall Racket (Performer), 1967 Lenny Bruce in 'Lenny Bruce' (in person), 1959 Playboy's Penthouse (in person), 1959 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (in person), 1959 One Night Stand: The World of Lenny Bruce (in person), 1949 Talent Scouts (in person), 1954 Dream Follies (Writer), 1954 Dream Follies (Performer), 1996 Biography (in person), 1966 The Pierre Berton Show (in person), 1950 Broadway Open House (in person), 2011 Looking for Lenny (Other), 1990 When the Applause Died (Other), 2011 Stage Left: A Story of Theater in San Francisco (Other), 2007 DR2 tema: Arven fra DINS (Other), 2005 Fuck (Other), 1984 A Toast to Lenny (Other), 2006 The Story of Light Entertainment (Other), 1969 Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America (Other), 2008 Starz Inside: In the Gutter (Other), 2006 Video on Trial (Other), 2004 The First Amendment Project: No Joking (Other), 1996 Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television (Other)
Theater Credits
Lenny - Other (May 26, 1971 - June 24, 1972)

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