Birth Name: Jay Leno
Birth Place: New Rochelle, New York, USA
Born James Douglas Muir Leno in New Rochelle, NY on April 28, 1950, he was the son of Scotch and Italian parents, who raised him in Andover, MA. Leno's school years were difficult ones. A born class clown, he was reportedly encouraged by a guidance counselor to drop out of high school, but he persevered, eventually receiving not only his high school diploma but a bachelor's degree in speech therapy from Emerson College in Boston. Leno began his career as an East Coast stand-up in the late 1970s, and quickly gained a following for his smart, observational humor. Current events were among his regular targets, but Leno's keenest comments focused on the absurdities of commonplace events: workpla...
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