Henry, Lenny

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Name
Henry, Lenny Gender: M
born on 29 August 1958 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Sedgley, England, 52n33, 2w08
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 05°14' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 03°24 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 00°47'



Biography

British black comedian of TV, specializing in comic characterizations and his own impersonations of famous entertainers. Henry was discovered on "New Faces" in 1975 and by October of that year, he became the first black comic to appear on "The Black and White Minstrel Show." In April 1981, he co-starred with Tracey Ullman in the comedy sketch "Funny Ladies." He graduated into his own TV show and popular comedy series, "Chef" and made trips to Africa for Comic Relief.

Henry married comedienne Dawn French 10/20/1984 and they adopted their first child in March 1991. During his trips to the Amazon rain forest and Africa, he became seriously ill with malaria in mid-February 1997.

Relationships

  • spouse relationship with French, Dawn (born 11 October 1957)

Events

  • Work : New Job 1975 (Made first TV appearance)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released October 1975 (Appeared on "The Black and White Minstrel Show")
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released April 1981 (Co-starred with Tracey Ullman)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 20 October 1984 (Dawn Franch)
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Source Notes

Frank Clifford quotes him, from his mother's memory, given in British Entertainers, Flare Publications 1997

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Race (Black)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Malaria, seriously ill)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Adopted child)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist (Worked toward famine relief)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Comedy acts)