Caption: Still of Sheldon Leonard in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)
Producer, Director, Writer
Born: February 22, 1907
Star sign: Pisces
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Known for: Make Room for Daddy (1953), The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964), The Andy Griffith Show (1960)
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...