Birth Name: Paul Reubens
Birth Place: Peekskill, New York, USA
Born on August 27, 1952, Paul Rubenfeld was raised in Peekskill, NY until, just into the fourth grade, his parents opted for the warm embrace of Sarasota, FL where they had opened a lamp store. The energetic Rubenfeld found himself performing even as a child, doing bits and funny characters for friends in school. Living in Sarasota, Rubenfeld was often surrounded by circus performers, as Florida was the winter base for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and his school had many children of circus performers as attendees. Rubenfeld even acquired skills on the tightrope and the trapeze, figuring that if acting did not pan out, he could always become an acrobat or clown. In 19...
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