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Name: Sheldon Leonard  
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Date of Birth: 22nd February 1907
Place of Birth: New York, New York, USA
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Sheldon Leonard (February 22, 1907 – January 10, 1997) was a pioneering film and television producer, director, writer, and actor.

As an actor, Leonard specialized in playing supporting characters, and many times gangsters, in films such as It's A Wonderful Life (1946), To Have and Have Not (1944), and Open Secret (1948).

But he is more famous as producer of hugely popular television series, including The Danny Thomas Show (1953–64), The Andy Griffith Show (1960–68), The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–66), and I Spy (1965–68).

Leonard died at 89 and was buried at Hillside Cemetery in Culver City, California.

Noted filmography


  • The Andy Griffith Show
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show
  • I Spy


  • The Andy Griffith Show
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show
  • My Favorite Martian
  • I Spy


  • Another Thin Man
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Sinbad the Sailor
  • Guys and Dolls

External link

  • Leonard, Sheldon at the Internet Movie Database

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