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Honey Bruce Friedman
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    (August 15, 1927-September 12, 2005)
    Born in Manila, Arkansas
    Birth name was Harriet Jolliff
    Wife of Lenny Bruce (June 15, 1951-January 21, 1957)
    One time nightclub singer and stripper (under the name Hot Honey Harlow)
    Acted in 'Dance Hall Racket (1953)' and 'Princess of the Nile (1954)'
    Portrayed by Valerie Perrine in the 1974 Lenny Bruce movie 'Lenny,' starring Dustin Hoffman
    Wrote the 1976 autobiography 'Honey, the Life and Loves of Lenny's Shady Lady'
    Died in Honolulu at age 78
    At 17, she was busted, along with friends, for stealing cars and spent over a year at Florida's Raiford Prison.
    Bruce tried to turn her into a reputable singer under the name 'The Singing Southern Belle, Honey Michelle,' with little success.
    After 5½ years of marriage and one child, she divorced Bruce just as his comedic career was taking off.
    Although they remained friends after the divorce, she married Jeffrey Friedman in 1984, 18 years after his death.
    Her car stealing bust earned her a noteworthy distinction: she was the youngest white girl ever incarcerated at Raiford prison.
    As a stripper, her curvaceous measurements were 35-19-38.
    She and Bruce met at a Baltimore hotel coffee shop and the two immediately hit it off.
    Even after they divorced, Bruce would mention her lovingly in some of his routines, calling her 'beautiful mama with the long red hair.'
    On December 23, 2003, 39 years after Bruce's conviction in a New York obscenity trial and 37 years after his death, she successfully petitioned Gov. George Pataki to give him a posthumous pardon, the first in state history.

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