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  • Spectator - Bruce in Living Off-Color

    By Robert David Jaffee

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Cynics contend that dying young can be "a good career move." It worked out that way for Lenny Bruce, a rebel hero of the Beat-era comedy scene who has been lionized since his premature death by drug overdose in 1966. At 40, Bruce had, for five years, been hounded by law enforcement,...