BirthdayMarch 16, 1906

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Henny Youngman

    Full name: Henny Youngman
    Also known as: Henny Youngman, Youngman, Henny
    Professions: Actor, Writer, Miscellaneous Crew
    Nationality: British-born American

  2. Henny Youngman Measurements

    Height: 6' 3" (1.91 m)

  3. Henny Youngman Known for

    Goodfellas (1990), Death Wish II (1982), Unkissed Bride (1966), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

  4. Henny Youngman Death information

    Died: Tuesday, 24th of February, 1998 (Age: 91)

  5. Henny Youngman Biography

    Henry "Henny" Youngman (original Yiddish surname Yungman; 16 March 1906 – 24 February 1998) was a British-born American comedian and violinist famous for "one-liners" - short, simple jokes delivered rapid-fire. His best known one-liner was "Take my wife ... please."In a time when many comedians told elaborate anecdotes, Youngman's routine consisted of telling simple one-liner jokes, occasionally with interludes of violin playing. These depicted simple, cartoon-like situations, eliminating lengthy build-ups and going straight to the punch line. He was known as the King of the One Liners, a title given him by columnist Walter Winchell. A stage performance by Youngman lasted only fifteen to twenty minutes, but it contained dozens of jokes, delivered one right after the other.

  6. Henny Youngman Family

    Spouse: Sadie Cohen

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