April 29, 1902|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||October 30, 1992
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Lessy was known for a nightclub act done with his wife Patti Moore. They were regulars at Los Angeles nightclubs Slapsy Maxie's and Billy Gray's Band Box. Lessy appeared in 32 films and television programs between 1951 and 1981. His first film was the black and white, 20 minute Cafe Rendezvous (1938) and his career ended with the Billy Wilder film Buddy Buddy (1981).
Lessy's film credits include Music for Millions (1944), The Pirate (1948),The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), Gypsy (1962), It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), and Pajama Party (1964), and The Love Machine (1971).
His television credits include Make Room for Daddy (1953–59), The Jack Benny Program (1959–64), That Girl (1966), Petticoat Junction (1967), The New Andy Griffith Show (1971), and McMillan & Wife (1976).
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