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Veteran radio, television and film actor Henry Leff headed the Broadcasting Department at City College of San Francisco for 35 years. He passed away in August of 2007 at the age of 88. From 1949 to 1951, radio listeners knew him as "Lieutenant Mallard," the love interest of private detective "Candy Matson, YUkon 2-9209," on the NBC West Coast In the early 1960s, television viewers across the country saw him as both Karl Marx and Josef Stalin in KQED's groundbreaking series on the history of communism, "The Red Myth. He also appeared in the television programs "Love on A Rooftop," "Lineup," "Follow the Sun," "Criminal Man," and "The Three Musketeers,. In 1948, he developed the newly created Broadcasting Department at San Francisco City College, overseeing its expansion from radio to television. He helped start the careers of hundreds of students, including Bay Area radio legends Carter B. Smith and Stan Burford, and former Miss America and actress Leigh Ann Meriwether. In 1968 he was cast as the father in Woody Allen's "Take the Money and Run" and also appeared in the films "The Strawberry Statement," "One Is A Lonely Number," "They Call Me Mr. Tibbs," and "The Organization." ...

Veteran radio, television and film actor Henry Leff headed the Broadcasting Department at City College of San Francisco for 35 years. He passed away in August of 2007 at the age of 88. From 1949 to 1951, radio listeners knew him as "Lieutenant Mallard," the love interest of private detective "Candy Matson, YUkon 2-9209," on the NBC West Coast In the early 1960s, television viewers across the country saw him as both Karl Marx and Josef Stalin in KQED's groundbreaking series on the history of communism, "The Red Myth. He also appeared in the television programs "Love on A Rooftop," "Lineup," "Follow the Sun," "Criminal Man," and "The Three Musketeers,. In 1948, he developed the newly created Broadcasting Department at San Francisco City College, overseeing its expansion from radio to television. He helped start the careers of hundreds of students, including Bay Area radio legends Carter B. Smith and Stan Burford, and former Miss America and actress Leigh Ann Meriwether. In 1968 he was cast as the father in Woody Allen's "Take the Money and Run" and also appeared in the films "The Strawberry Statement," "One Is A Lonely Number," "They Call Me Mr. Tibbs," and "The Organization."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 One is a Lonely Number (1972) James' Lawyer
2.
 The Strawberry Statement (1970) Police inspector
3.
 Take the Money and Run (1969) Father Starkwell
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