This Day in Jewish History Taboo-trampling Comic Lenny Bruce Is Born

He began with impersonations, then pushed the boundaries of good taste - and the law.

October 13, 1925, is the birthdate of Lenny Bruce, the provocative, often scatological comic who pushed the boundaries of both perceived good taste and the law in the 1950s and '60s, and who died at age 40 of a drug overdose.