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Birth Name: Al Franken
Born: 05/21/1951
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA

Born on May 21, 1951 in New York, NY, Franken was raised in St. Louis Park, MN by his father, Joe, a printing salesman and his mother, Phoebe, a homemaker and real estate agent. Though he demonstrated an aptitude for math and science, Franken also developed a devious and unflinching sense of humor, thanks to absorbing Jewish comics on television like Jack Benny, Buddy Hackett and Henny Youngman - one of his earliest performances was a parody of "I'm a Little Teapot" that made many of the girls in his second grade class cry. Until the tenth grade, Franken attended St. Louis Park High School, then switched to the more posh Blake School, a private college preparatory institution where he was on... Continue Bio >>

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