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Sheldon Leonard –

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About Sheldon Leonard (1907 – 1997)
Sheldon Leonard was born on February 22, 1907 in New York, New York. On January 10, 1997 Sheldon Leonard passed away in Beverly Hills, California from natural causes.

Sheldon Leonard Bershad is Sheldon Leonard's birth name.

The TV series I Spy was a big hit in the '60s Sheldon Leonard took a bold and historical move by casting Bill Cosby in the TV series, a role that made Bill Cosby one of TV's first black leading men.

Sheldon Leonard is known for many thing he is also well remembered on the radio, he was a regular on The Jack Benny Show.

Taking a lead role Sheldon Leonard was in Private Nurse playing the father of young Ann Todd.

A great and well known director was a achievement for Sheldon Leonard, he Directed many classic TV series like My Favorite Martian, I Spy, The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

For Sheldon Leonard directing and producing skills he won five Emmy awards.

In 1992 Sheldon Leonard was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. Then in 1995 Leonard received a lifetime membership into the Director's Guild of America.

A major Dodgers Baseball fan, Sheldon Leonard once said in an interview that he played Nick the bartender in It's A Wonderful Life so he would have the money to buy Dodger baseball tickets.

Having several TV guest appearances Sheldon Leonard was on shows like Cheers, The Facts Of Life, The Cosby Show, Sanford And Son and the I Love Lucy Show.

Such a huge part of history or at least the history of Mayberry, Sheldon Leonard was also known as Andy of Mayberry, which came from him creating and writing the hit TV series The Andy Griffith Show.

Producer of several hit TV series Sheldon Leonard produced The Andy Griffith Show, Make Room For Daddy, I Spy, and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Sheldon Leonard's notable movie credits include...

The Brink's Job (1978)
Pocketful Of Miracles (1961)
Guys And Dolls (1955)
Breakdown (1952)
Abbott And Costello Meet The Invisible Man (1951)
The Gangster (1947)
The Gentleman Misbehaves (1946)
It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
To Have And Have Not (1944)
Another Thin Man (1939)

Leonard in
Only Angels Have Wings.

Leonard in Abbott And Costello
Meet The Invisible Man




Sheldon Leonard in It's A Wonderful Life (1946).