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