Steve Landesberg

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Birth Name: Steve Landesberg
Born: 11/23/1936
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 12/20/2010

Born in the Bronx, NY on Nov. 23, 1936, Steve Landesburg was the son of working-class parents; his father owned a grocery store, while his mother was a milliner. He began his comedy career at an open audition hosted by Bill Cosby for "The Tonight Show" at The Bitter End club in New York. His dry delivery and off-kilter if thoughtful humor, which included such cracked pronouncements as "Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense," soon won him steady work on the Gotham comedy scene, including regular appearances at The Improv, where he rubbed shoulders with the likes of David Brenner, Freddie Prinze and Jimmy Walker. He also performed with an improv group called The New York... Continue Bio >>

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