Lenny Bruce AKA Leonard Alfred Schneider is now connected to the tree

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Persecuted for profanity, posthumously pardoned by Pataki.

Connected via his ex-wife/widow Harriett Jolliff AKA Honey Harlow AKA Honey Bruce Friedman.

“Life is a four-letter word.” 
― Lenny Bruce

WikiTree profile: Leonard Schneider
asked in The Tree House by Mark Burch G2G6 Mach 2 (22.2k points)

2 Answers

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Bill Cosby started off with a very vulgar stand up playing at college frat parties and put out aa couple of albums before he scrubbed his identity and became a much cleaner version of the person he had been
answered by Anon Snyder G2G6 Mach 2 (20k points)
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Findagrave had a daughter connected to him, that I can't otherwise find a trace of. He would've been 16/17 at the time, as would she. I'd suspect an error, but her husband's Findagrave number (5427668) isn't remotely like Lenny's (140).
answered by Aaron Gullison G2G6 Mach 2 (25.6k points)
Yeah I just sent you a message about that.  Ellen Martin Cox seems an unlikely spouse for Lenny Bruce and she had a husband Elmer Cox. There is no mention in Ellen's obit of Ellen being married to Lenny or having a daughter with him. Wikipedia says that Lenny had one daughter (with Honey Harlow anyway) and we know who she is.  It just doesn't add up. I know findagrave gets it wrong sometimes, but this is really weird for a random error!
Not so much a spouse as a possible one-night encounter.

Edit: I've reached out to the profile manager on FAG, who can hopefully shed some light on this.

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