Character actor, Sheldon Leonard, was born Leonard Sheldon Bershad on Feb 22, 1907 in New York City, NY. Leonard died at the age of 89 on Jan 10, 1997 in Beverly Hills, CA .
Sheldon Leonard was an American actor of vaguely shifty looks, a 'Macdonald Carey from the other side of the tracks' and one of film's shadiest characters. Rarely seen without a trilby, his Brooklynesque gangsters were equally divided between the comic and the serious. He left acting all too soon to turn to production, but was seen in the late 1970s in a few cameo roles.
(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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Leonard was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame .
George Bailey: Hold on, Nick! What's wrong?
Nick: That's another thing. Where do you come off calling me Nick?
George Bailey: Well... Nick, that's your name. Isn't it?
Nick: What does that have to do with anything? I don't know you from Adam's off Ox.
Ace Miller: You do not resign and you do not quit and that guy Walker does not make a monk out of me to the tune of eighty grand! Now get this - you either produce a real zombie on opening night, or I take Gus's idea.
Nick: [ringing the cash register repeatedly] Get me. I'm givin' out wings!
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