Leonard Ross

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Leonard Ross (1945–1985) was an American teacher, lawyer, and government official who was famous for his celebrity as a television game show contestant. He committed suicide in the pool of a California motel.[1]

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When he was only 10 years old, Ross won $100,000 on The Big Surprise. At 11, he won $64,000 on The $64,000 Challenge.


  1. ^ Dowd, Maureen (May 25, 1985). "The Early Death of a Bedeviled Genius". The New York Times. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 

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