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Leonard Stone

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Birth dateNovember 3, 1923(age 93)
Place of birthSalem, Marion County, Oregon, USA
OccupationActor

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Leonard Stone (born November 3, 1923) is an American actor who has played supporting roles in over 120 television shows and 35 films since 1956.

In 1966, he had a supporting role as Morton on the short-lived CBS sitcom The Jean Arthur Show starring Jean Arthur and Ron Harper. Between 1988 and 1994, he appeared in twelve episodes of the NBC legal drama L.A. Law as Judge Paul Hanson. On September 22, 2000, Stone appeared as an ordinary, non-celebrity contestant on the popular game show Wheel of Fortune. He placed second, winning $4,250 in cash and a trip to Bermuda valued at $5,310.

One of his earlier notables came in 1971 when he played Sam Beauregarde, the father of Golden Ticket winner Violet Beauregarde, in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. He is one of the last surviving parents from the movie.

Stone's latest role came in 2006 at the age of 83, when he played a minor character in Surrender Dorothy.


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