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Len Lesser

Born: 1922-12-03 - Died: 2011-02-16
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Death Summary: Lesser died from cancer-related pneumonia in Burbank, California. His daughter reported that he died in his sleep.

Who was Len Lesser : Len Lesser is a famous American character actor who had been in the acting business since the 1950's. He didn't reach widespread notoriety until the 90's on the hit show, Seinfeld. He played the recurring characted, Uncle Leo. This role would lead to him becoming another recurring character on the show, Everybody Loves Raymond.

Lesser was born in New York City. After receiving his bachelor's degree, he served in the United States Army during World War II.

Throughout his career, he amassed a large filmography, appearing in both TV and film. His TV show appearances include classics such as, The Monkees, The Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Get Smart, and The Rockford Files.

Along with his television career he appeared in many classics of cinema. He had a rather large role in the World War II classic, Kelley's Heroes. He would work with Clint Eastwood again in, The Outlaw Josey Wales.

Lesser's more famous roles would come later in his career, on the shows Seinfeld and Everybody Loves Raymond. During the Seinfeld run, Lesser played the character, Uncle Leo. Many of the classic moments of the show came from performances by Lesser. This job eventually led to his recurring role on the show, Everybody Loves Raymond. He played Frank Barone's friend, Garvin.

His last television performance came from the new show, Castle.

Lesser is survived by his two children. His daughter Michelle was present for Lesser's death.
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  1. Lisa Weiner Says:

    To Len Lesser,
    I thought you were a great actor. You made me laugh. Thanks for the memories of laughter. Lisa Weiner

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  3. Rod Says:

    You have made me laugh. You have lighten dark days. I am sad to see you go. My prayers to you and family.

  4. Shaman De Los Rooka Says:

    Rest In Peace Uncle Leo…….

  5. jacob amos Says:

    uncle leo! NOOOOOOOOOO

  6. LIN Says:

    Parting with such sweet sorrow, adieu my friend

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