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Sheldon Leonard

(Sheldon Leonard Bershad)
actor, producer, director
Born: 2/22/1907
Birthplace: New York City

As an actor, Leonard specialized in playing gangster characters in films such as Lucky Jordan (1942), Why Girls Leave Home (1945), and Stop, You're Killing Me (1952). 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).

Died: 1/10/1997

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