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Sheldon Leonard

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Also Known As: Died: January 10, 1997
Born: February 22, 1907 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1927:
Film debut, "The Overland Stage"
1929:
Briefly worked on Wall Street
1930:
Appeared on the Broadway stage in "Kiss the Boys Goodbye", "Having Wonderful Time" and "Margin of Error"
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Performed on radio with Jack Benny, Bob Hope and Phil Harris
1939:
Talking film debut, "Another Thin Man"
1945:
Credited with story for feature film, "Shadow of Terror"
1952:
TV acting debut on "Your Jeweler's Showcase"
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Produced and played Danny Thomas's masseur on "Make Room For Daddy"; later played his agent on "The Danny Thomas Show" (1957-64)
1955:
TV directing debut, "It's Always Jan"
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Executive produced, directed and played offstage voice of forger Floyd Bariscale on "The Dick Van Dyke Show"
1975:
Starred as Runyonesque gambler-gone-legitmate in short-lived TV series, "Big Eddie"
1978:
Played J. Edgar Hoover in feature "The Brink's Job"
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Was guest professor, Syracuse University

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