Photo Blast from the Past: Henny Youngman

Welcome to's 'Photo Blast From the Past' series. Featuring some of the collected theatre gem's of BroadwayWorld's own senior photographer Walter McBride, the series will feature images from his archives of theatre and Hollywood related gems.

Today, we're featuring Henny Youngman circa 1988. Youngman, a British-American comedian and musician, led the jazz band the "Swanee Syncopaters" for several years. He appeared often on the Kate Smith radio show in the late '30s. In the 1940s, Youngman worked with writer and producer Danny Shapiro to record a live standup album for NRC, "The Primitive Side of Henny Youngman". He appeared on Broadway in 1942's New Priorities of 1943. Youngman appeared on television in Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, The Henny and Rocky Show and made cameo appearances in films such as History of the World, Part I, Goodfellas and Eyes Beyond Seeing. Youngman passed away in 1998.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Blast from the Past: Henny Youngman

Photo Blast from the Past: Henny Youngman
Henny Youngman performing at Cafe Society in New York City, 1988.

Photo Blast from the Past: Henny Youngman


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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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