'Seinfeld' actor Len Lesser dies at 88
Old 02-16-2011, 11:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Len Lesser, the veteran character actor best known for his scene-stealing role as Uncle Leo on "Seinfeld," has died. He was 88.

Lesser's family said in a statement that he died Wednesday in Burbank, Calif., from cancer-related pneumonia.

Lesser's lengthy list of television credits included parts on "Get Smart," "That Girl," "The Munsters," "The Monkees," "The Rockford Files," "thirtysomething," "ER," and "Everybody Loves Raymond," which featured Lesser in a recurring role as the arm-shaking Garvin. His film credits included "Outlaw Josey Wales," "Kelly's Heroes," "Birdman of Alcatraz" and "Death Hunt." He most recently appeared on the TV drama "Castle."

He is survived by his daughter, Michele; son, David; daughter-in-law, Julie; and grandchildren, Jonathan, Kayla, and Mayah.
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He cracked me up as Garvin on Everybody Loves Raymond.

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Old 02-17-2011, 12:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That sucks! Dude was hilarious. Would have never guessed he was that old.

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Never knew he had a recurring role on Everybody Loves Raymond but he was hilarious in Seinfeld too.
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OOO man not Uncle Leo- that guy was hilarious
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Uncle Leo was a great character and was acted perfectly by Lesser.
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sad day, but the magic of TV will keep him alive forever


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I equally liked him as Garvin, two great characters.
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RIP Uncle Leo...
the scene/episode where his eyebrows were singed off was gold.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Len Lesser, Seinfeld’s Uncle Leo, Dies at 88

Len Lesser, the actor known for portraying the character of Uncle Leo on Seinfeld, died on Wednesday morning at the age of 88. Lesser died from cancer-related pneumonia, says the Los Angeles Times.

Lesser has been in the entertainment industry for decades, his career starting in 1949. Most of his on-screen credits for various roles in television shows, though he appeared in a few films such as The Outlaw Josey Wales and Papillon.

He appeared on TV classics such as The Monkees, The Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Get Smart, Quincy, The Rockford Files, Mad About You, Seinfeld, All in the Family, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Boy Meets World. His most recent television appearance was on crime show Castle.

Daughter Michele Lesser said in a statement, “Heaven got a great comedian and actor today. The outpouring of sympathy we’ve already received has been amazing and is so greatly appreciated. Thank you to all the people who helped make my father’s last journey special and surrounded with love.”
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