Photo Blast from the Past: Henny Youngman

December 15
11:46 AM 2012
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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