Henry "Henny" Youngman (original Yiddish surname Yungman; 16 March 1906 â€“ 24 February 1998)...

In a time when many comedians told elaborate anecdotes, Youngman's routine consisted of telling...

Youngman was born to a Jewish England. His family moved to Brooklyn, New York, when he was a child. He...

Encouraged by his family to study the violin, Youngman began in show business as a musician. He led a small jazz band called the "Swanee Syncopaters", and during their performances he often...

During the 1940s Youngman tried to work into films as an actor, but he found little work in Hollywood. He returned to nightclubs and worked steadily, performing as many as 200 shows a year. Working with...

Like many comedians, Henny Youngman treated his profession as a working job, one where it is difficult to make a living, and getting paid for the work...

He was quoted in an interview with the Web-based magazine Eye: "I get on the plane. I go and do the job, grab the money and I come home and I keep it clean. Those are my rules. Sinatra does the same...

When the New York Telephone Company started its Dial-a-Joke line in 1974, over three million people called in one month to hear 30 seconds of Youngman's...

Youngman never retired, and he performed his stage act in venues worldwide until his final days. As his fame passed into legendary status, he...

He would take his fiddle and go to some hotel that had banquet rooms. He'd consult the daily directory in the lobby and find a party—usually a Bar Mitzvah reception—and he...

I once observed Henny Youngman taping a TV show in the old NBC studios at the Merchandise Mart. We got into an elevator together. It stopped at the...

Youngman made numerous appearances on television, including a long-running stint on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In....

He had a larger role as the strip club owner in Herschell Gordon Lewis's The Gore Gore Girls,...

Youngman's wife, Sadie Cohen, was often the butt of his jokes ("My wife said to me, 'For our anniversary I want to go...

Henny explained the origin of his classic line "Take my wife, please" as a misinterpretation: in the mid-1930s...

Youngman had two children, son Gary and daughter Marilyn. Gary started his career screenwriting and directing, and thereafter continued to work in the film industry in various capacities....

Henny had a grandson of note: Lawrence Michael Kelly. Kelly spent much of his youth with Henny on the road following the death of Larry's father at an early age. While Kelly tried for many...


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