Knowledge Identifier: +Lenny_Bruce
Bruce met his future wife, Honey Harlow, a stripper from Baltimore, Maryland, in 1951
Portnoy's Complaint - And the book's narrative style, a huge departure from the stately, semi-Jamesian prose of Roth's earlier novels, has often been likened to the stand-up performances of 1960s comedian Lenny Bruce
Stand-up comedy - The 1960s had seen the satire boom, including the creation of the club, The Establishment, which, amongst other things, gave British audiences their first taste of extreme American stand-up comedy from Lenny Bruce
He was banned outright from several U.S. cities, and in 1962 was banned from performing in Sydney, Australia
His 1964 conviction in an obscenity trial was followed by a posthumous pardon, the first in New York state history
By 1966 he had been blacklisted by nearly every nightclub in the United States, as owners feared prosecution for obscenity
Irene Ryan - In 1975 the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship was won by student/actor Talbot Perry Simons who performed in the stage production of "Lenny" written by Julian Barry about the life of comedian Lenny Bruce
Marvin Worth - In 1975, Worth brought the story of Lenny Bruce to Broadway in the production "Lenny", which won a Tony *award for its star, Cliff Gorman
Jack Hill - While a student, he played in a symphony orchestra that performed for the soundtracks of "Doctor Zhivago" and "The Brothers Karamazov", and he arranged music for burlesque performers; through this he met comedian Lenny Bruce, who daughter Kitty Bruce would act in Hill's 1975 film "Switchblade Sisters"
Steve Allen - One notable program, which Westinghouse refused to distribute, featured Lenny Bruce during the time the comic was repeatedly being arrested on obscenity charges; footage from this program was first telecast in 1998 in a Bruce documentary aired on HBO
Eddie Izzard - Izzard portrayed comedian Lenny Bruce in the 1999 production of Julian Barry's 1971 play "Lenny"
"Lenny Bruce: 13 Days In Sydney" A study of Bruce's ill-fated September 1962 tour down under
Luke Kirby - In 2017, Kirby joined the cast of the Golden Globe nominated The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, an original series from Amazon, as legendary comedian Lenny Bruce