This Day in Jewish History / ‘Take My Wife Please’ Comedian Passes On

After realizing that hens lay eggs and weren't a great metaphor for his career, the London-born comic would change his name - and thus Henny Youngman hit the world.

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On February 24, 1998, comedian Henny Youngman – “King of the one-liners,” as columnist Walter Winchell had dubbed him – died, at the age of 91.