Sheldon Leonard (1907–1997)


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Sheldon Leonard was born in New York City's lower Manhattan, the son of Jewish parents. He studied acting at Syracuse University and, after graduating, landed a job on Wall Street. Following the Wall Street crash of 1929, he found himself unemployed and resolved to become a professional actor on the stage. The road was hard, since it took him five... See full bio »

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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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(1953-1964)
(1944)
Guys and Dolls Harry the Horse
(1955)

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 1994 I Spy Returns (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1978 Top Secret (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1974 Aces Up (TV Movie) (producer)
 1972 The Singles (TV Movie) (producer)
  The Don Rickles Show (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes, 1972) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1972)
- Strictly Neutral (1972) ... (producer)
- Greetings from Uncle Sam (1972) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1972) ... (executive producer)
 1971-1972 Shirley's World (TV Series) (executive producer - 17 episodes)
- Always Leave Them Laughing (1972) ... (executive producer)
- Knightmare (1971) ... (executive producer)
- Figuratively Speaking (1971) ... (executive producer)
- The Rally (1971) ... (executive producer)
- Evidence in Camera (1971) ... (executive producer)
 1970-1971 From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series) (executive producer - 16 episodes)
- Home Is Where the Heart Is (1971) ... (executive producer)
- Never Put It in Writing (1971) ... (executive producer)
- All in a Day's Work (1971) ... (executive producer)
- Family Tree (1971) ... (executive producer)
- I Too Was a Novice (1971) ... (executive producer)
 1969-1970 My World and Welcome to It (TV Series) (executive producer - 26 episodes)
- Child's Play (1970) ... (executive producer)
- Monroe the Mysogynist (1970) ... (executive producer)
- The Fourth Estate (1970) ... (executive producer)
- The Wooing of Mr. Monroe (1970) ... (executive producer)
- Rules for a Happy Marriage (1970) ... (executive producer)
 1969 My Friend Tony (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Computer Murder (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Death Comes in Small Packages (1969) ... (executive producer)
 1964-1969 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series) (executive producer - 150 episodes)
- Goodbye Camp Henderson, Hello Sergeant Carter (1969) ... (executive producer)
- My Fair Sister (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Showtime with Sgt. Carol (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Flower Power (1969) ... (executive producer)
 1965-1968 I Spy (TV Series) (executive producer - 82 episodes)
- Pinwheel (1968) ... (executive producer)
- Carmelita Is One of Us (1968) ... (executive producer)
- The Spy Business (1968) ... (executive producer)
- Suitable for Framing (1968) ... (executive producer)
- The Name of the Game (1968) ... (executive producer)
 1960-1968 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 249 episodes)
- Mayberry R.F.D. (1968) ... (executive producer)
- A Girl for Goober (1968) ... (executive producer)
- Opie and Mike (1968) ... (executive producer)
- Sam for Town Council (1968) ... (executive producer)
- The Wedding (1968) ... (executive producer)
 1967-1968 Good Morning, World (TV Series) (executive producer - 26 episodes)
- The Lady and the Pussycat (1968) ... (executive producer)
- Hutton's Mutts (1968) ... (executive producer)
- Here Comes the Bribe (1968) ... (executive producer)
- For My Daughter's Hand, You'll Get My Foot (1968) ... (executive producer)
- I Love a Charade (1968) ... (executive producer)
 1967-1968 Accidental Family (TV Series) (executive producer - 16 episodes)
- Who's Been Sleeping in Daddy's Bed (1968) ... (executive producer)
- Sandy Gets Tough (1967) ... (executive producer)
- The Treasure of San Fernando Valley (1967) ... (executive producer)
- The Lush Life (1967) ... (executive producer)
- The Return of Mr. Ex (1967) ... (executive producer)
 1961-1966 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 158 episodes)
- The Last Chapter (1966) ... (executive producer)
- The Gunslinger (1966) ... (executive producer)
- Long Nights Journey Into Day (1966) ... (executive producer)
- Love Thy Other Neighbor (1966) ... (executive producer)
- You Ought to Be in Pictures (1966) ... (executive producer)
 1963-1964 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Phillips the Lover (1964) ... (executive producer)
- We'll Get You for This (1964) ... (executive producer)
- Danny Thomas, I Love You (1964) ... (executive producer)
- Blood from Two Turnips (1964) ... (executive producer)
- Master of Disguise (1964) ... (executive producer)
  The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series) (producer - 251 episodes, 1953 - 1963) (executive producer - 38 episodes, 1963 - 1964)
- The Persistent Cop (1964) ... (executive producer)
- Rusty and the Chorus Girl (1964) ... (executive producer)
- Call Off the Hounds (1964) ... (executive producer)
- Beautiful Lady (1964) ... (executive producer)
- Pupa Loves Rusty (1964) ... (executive producer)
 1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Citizen Chang (1953) ... (producer)
 1949 Colgate Theatre (TV Series) (producer)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Kiss the Boys Good-bye" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Clare Boothe Luce. Musical Arrangements / Orchestra by Alexander Haas. Directed by Antoinette Perry. Henry Miller's Theatre: 28 Sep 1938-Jun 1939 (closing date unknown/286 performances). Produced by Brock Pemberton. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

S.L. Bershad | Sheldon & Frankie

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

In 1965 he cast Bill Cosby in the TV series I Spy (1965), making him one of TV's first black leading men. See more »

Trademark:

Often co-produced and/or collaborated with Danny Thomas. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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