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Also Known As: Hen Youngman, Henry Youngman Died: February 24, 1998
Born: March 6, 1906 Cause of Death: complications from pneumonia
Birth Place: Liverpool, England, GB Profession: comedian, printer

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Goodfellas (1990) Himself
2.
 Funny (1989) Comedian
3.
 Amazon Women On The Moon (1987) Henny Youngman ("Roast Your Loved One")
4.
 National Lampoon's Movie Madness (1981) Lawyer ("Municipalians")
5.
 History of the World Part I (1981) Chemist
6.
 Silent Movie (1976) Fly-In-Soup Man
7.
 Money Talks (1972)
8.
9.
 Gore-Gore Girls, The (1972) Marzdone Mobilie
10.
 Mother Goose √† Go-Go (1966) Themselves
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Family moved to the USA from England
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Father had him take violin lessons in the hope that he would play professionally
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Stage debut on amateur night at the 16th Street Theater during Yom Kippur; upon finding out his father had a police officer throw him off the stage
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Founded band, Henny Youngman and the Swanee Syncopaters during the 1920s; bandleader; told jokes between performances
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Served summonses and printed business cards
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Began solo comedic career in the early 30s
1936:
Hired by Kate Smith to perform on her CBS radio show, The Kate Smith Show
1941:
Feature debut, "A Wave and a WAC and a Marine"
1966:
Acted in "The Nashville Rebel"
1974:
First comic to do Dial-A-Joke; drew over 3 million calls
1976:
Cameo appearances in "Silent Movie" and "Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood"
1977:
Profiled in THE NEW YORKER
1979:
Worked for Dial-A-Joke once again
1980:
Appeared in Showtime special "Medium Roasted Rare"
1981:
Starred in "The History of the World Part I"
1982:
Featured in "The National Lampoon Goes to the Movies"
1990:
Performed in "GoodFellas"
1995:
Broke his hip (date approximate)
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Education

Manuel Training High School: Brooklyn , New York -
Brooklyn Vocational Trade School: Brooklyn , New York -
P S 2: Brooklyn , New York -

Notes

Received the Torch of Liberty Award from the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith

In 1996, the Manhattan corner at 55th Street and Avenue of the Americas was renamed Henny Youngman Way

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wife:
Sadie Cohen. Married in 1928 until her death at the age of 82 in 1987.

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father:
Yonkel Yungman. Hatmaker, sign painter. Russian immigrant.
mother:
Olga Chetkin.
brother:
Lester Youngman. Manager. Managed Henny for 35 years; died in 1979.
son:
Gary Youngman. Film editor. Survived him.
daughter:
Marilyn Youngman. Survived him.
grandson:
Larry Kelly. Survived him.
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"Take My Wife Please! My Life and Laughs"
"Don't Put My Name On This Book"
"Insults For Everyone"
"Five Hundred All Time Great One-Liners"
"Henny Youngman's Giant Book of Jokes"
"Take My Jokes, Please"
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