Gus Leonard

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Gus Leonard
Born (1859-02-04)February 4, 1859
Marseilles, France
Died March 27, 1939(1939-03-27) (aged 80)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 1916-1937

Gus Leonard (4 February 1859 – 27 March 1939) was a French-born American film actor. He appeared in nearly 190 films between 1916 and 1937.

The French-born actor began his long career on the stage in San Francisco while he was still a child in the 1860s. In later years, specialised in a drunken waiter act in Vaudeville. He started his film career in 1915 and mostly played supporting roles in slapstick comedies. He was often cast in multiple parts in the same film, often with heavy make-up or disguise. Modern audiences will recognize Leonard from his appearances in the Our Gang comedies Mush and Milk, Teacher's Beau and The Lucky Corner, where he portrayed loveable old gentlemen.

Leonard died in Los Angeles, California on March 27, 1939.

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