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Martin Garbus

Martin GarbusBorn: 8-Aug-1934
Birthplace: Bronx, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Attorney

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Attorney for Lenny Bruce

Military service: US Army (Fort Slocum)

Trial lawyer, author of Ready for the Defense and Courting Disaster: The Supreme Court and the Dangerous Unmaking of American Law. High profile attorney for Lenny Bruce, Henry Miller, 2600 magazine, Cesar Chavez, Andrei Sakharov, Anatoly Sharansky, Salman Rushdie, Vaclav Havel, Michael Moore, and numerous others. At law firm Davis & Gilbert LLP.

Father: Sol Garbus (hunchback, keeper of a candy store, spoke mostly Yiddish and Polish)
Mother: (died in fire when Garbus was age 3)
Daughter: Elizabeth Garbus

    High School: Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY
    University: BA, Hunter College (1955)
    Law School: JD, New York University (1959)
    University: Columbia University

    Davis & Gilbert Partner
    The Creative Coalition Advisory Board
    New York State Bar Association 1960
    Polish Ancestry

    This Film Is Not Yet Rated (25-Jan-2006) · Himself
    Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (21-Oct-1998) · Himself
    Dear God (1-Nov-1996) · Assistant Prosecutor

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Author of books:
Tough Talk: How I Fought for Writers, Comics, Bigots, and the American Way (1998, with Stanley Cohen)

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