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Sheldon Leonard

actor, producer

Leonard began his career in Hollywood in the 1940s, appearing as sinister figures in several films, including The Thin Man, A Pocketful of Miracles and It's a Wonderful Life. A pioneer in the sitcom, Leonard helped create The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Born: 1907
Died: 1997

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