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
Other names Pop Leonard
Occupation Actor
Years active 1916-1937

Gus "Pop" Leonard (February 4, 1859 – March 27, 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[1] and mostly played supporting roles in slapstick comedies. He appeared in the Our Gang comedies: Mush and Milk, Teacher's Beau and The Lucky Corner. Leonard died of a cerebral hemorrhage[1] in Los Angeles, California on March 27, 1939, aged 80.

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  1. ^ a b "Films' Original 'Ribber,' Gus Leonard, Dies at 81". Detroit Free Press. Michigan, Detroit. Associated Press. March 29, 1939. p. 13. Retrieved March 31, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read

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