Len Lesser

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Len Lesser
Len Lesser Dies, Aged 88

Len Lesser has passed away at the age of 88.

TMZ reported that the actor died on Wednesday morning of complications from pneumonia. He had been diagnosed with cancer.

Lesser's daughter Michelle told CNN: "It was very peaceful. He was a great grandpa, and an amazing father. He had a heart of gold - and a sense of humor of platinum." ( Read Len Lesser more... )

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Len Lesser, 88, a veteran character actor best known for his recurring role in the 1990s as Uncle Leo on the hit NBC-TV comedy "Seinfeld," died Wednesday in Burbank, publicist Laura Stegman said. He had pneumonia and cancer.

Starting in the early 1950s, Lesser built a reputation for mostly playing the heavy in dozens of movies and hundreds of TV appearances, while nurturing his love of the theater. But the bald, hook-nosed actor took his career to a higher plane once he established himself as Jerry Seinfeld's annoying Uncle Leo with his trademark greeting "Hello!" ( Read Len Lesser more... )

Entitlement debates...Bahrain protest deaths...Thousands march in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says difficult debates on how to address the costs of Social Security and Medicare are "starting now." But in an interview with a Cincinnati TV station (WCPO), Obama didn't offer any specific modifications. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says cutting Social Security is not up for discussion.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It's been a day of protests in Madison, Wis., where thousands turned out to descend on the Capitol to oppose efforts to strip state workers of the right to form unions. The crowd included teachers, students and prison guard. Many teachers in Madison called in sick to join the demonstrations. Republican Governor Scott Walker is pushing an aggressive anti-union proposal through the GOP-led legislature. ( Read Len Lesser more... )

R.I.P. Len Lesser

Len Lesser, the veteran character actor best known for his role as Jerry Seinfeld's cantankerous uncle Leo on NBC's Seinfeld, has died. He was 88. Lesser, who most recently appeared in an episode of ABC's Castle, died Wednesday in Burbank from cancer-related pneumonia. ( Read Len Lesser more... )

Beloved 'Seinfeld' Actor Len Lesser Dies

Actor Len Lesser, best known for his role as Uncle Leo on 'Seinfeld,' is dead, the Associated Press reports. The veteran character actor died at home in Burbank, California from cancer-related pneumonia. He was 88.

In a statement, Lesser's daughter, Michele Lesser, said, "Heaven got a great comedian and actor today.... Thank you to all the people who helped make my father's last journey special, and surrounded with love. The doctors, nurses, and staff have been outstanding, and Dad was in phenomenal hands. His passing was peaceful, with great dignity, and surrounded by those who loved him dearly." ( Read Len Lesser more... )

Len Lesser, Seinfeld's Uncle Leo, Dies

Uncle Leo always had a hearty "hello!" for his nephew Jerry.

Len Lesser, the character actor who was most recognizable for popping up on Seinfeld, be it to shirk a gambling debt or get his eyebrows blown off, died Wednesday of complications from cancer-related pneumonia. He was 88.

His crack comic timing led to other roles as a cantankerous old-man type in Mad About You, Boy Meets World, Everybody Loves Raymond, ER and, most recently, Castle. ( Read Len Lesser more... )

'Seinfeld' Actor Len Lesser Dead at 88

The actor who famously played Jerry Seinfeld's Uncle Leo passed away peacefully from pneumonia-related complications.

Actor Len Lesser, who was best known as Uncle Leo on the sitcom, Seinfeld, passed away Wednesday morning in Burbank, California of complications related to pneumonia. He was 88.

Lesser made more than 500 film, television, and stage appearances in a career spanning from 1949 to 2009, CNN reports. He appeared on a number of hit shows, such as Get Smart, All in the Family, The Munsters, Bonanza, ER, and Everybody Loves Raymond. His movies include Kelly's Heroes (1970), Papillon (1973), and The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976). ( Read Len Lesser more... )

Jerry Seinfeld's Uncle Leo dies; Len Lesser was 88

LOS ANGELES Feb 16 (Reuters) - Actor Len Lesser, who starred on "Seinfeld" as Jerry's eccentric, shoplifting Uncle Leo, died on Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 88.

A friend told Reuters Lesser was admitted to a rehabilitation center near his home in the city of Burbank several weeks ago, and died peacefully after breakfast.

Although the television and movie veteran appeared in just 15 episodes of "Seinfeld," his idiosyncratic character was a key ingredient in the offbeat tone of the 1990s sitcom. ( Read Len Lesser more... )

Waarom ‘Len Lesser’ vandaag trending is op Twitter

Elke morgen kijkt nrc.nl naar een ‘trending topic’, een van de onderwerpen waar het meest over wordt gesproken op Twitter. Vandaag wordt er veel getwitterd over de Amerikaanse acteur Len Lesser die woensdagavond op 88-jarige leeftijd aan kanker overleed.

Lesser (wiki) speelde in de comedyserie Seinfeld (wiki) de excentrieke oom Leo van hoofdpersoon Jerry. Hoewel hij maar in vijftien van de 180 afleveringen speelde, paste zijn eigenaardige en luidruchtige optredens perfect bij de toon van de serie. ( Read Len Lesser more... )

Seinfeld-acteur Len Lesser overleden

WASHINGTON - De Amerikaanse acteur Len Lesser, vooral bekend om zijn rol als 'oom Leo' in de serie Seinfeld, is woensdagochtend in zijn slaap overleden aan longontsteking en kanker.

Volgens zijn dochter Michele is hij vredig heengegaan, berichtte CNN donderdag. De acteur overleed in Burbank (Californië). Hij is 88 jaar geworden.

Naast zijn rol in de succesvolle comedy Seinfeld, speelde hij Garvin in de tv-serie Everybody Loves Raymond. Ook verscheen hij sinds 1955 in tientallen tv-klassiekers als ER, Mad about you, Thirtysomething, Kojak en All in the family. Ook speelde hij in enkele films. ( Read Len Lesser more... )

Seinfeld-acteur Lesser dood

Uncle Leo is niet meer. De Amerikaanse acteur Len Lesser die deze rol in de serie Seinfeld speelde, is gisterochtend overleden. Dat laat zijn dochter weten aan CNN. De beste man is 88 jaar geworden.

Naast zijn verschijning in Seinfeld, speelde hij Garvin in de tv-serie Everybody Loves Raymond. Ook verscheen hij sinds 1955 in tientallen tv-klassiekers als ER, Mad about you, Thirtysomething, Kojak en All in the family. Daarnaast speelde hij in enkele films, waar hij door zijn lange postuur en dreigende profiel vaak de rol van crimineel kreeg toebedeeld. ( Read Len Lesser more... )

Morreu Len Lesser, o tio de 'Seinfeld'

Morreu, aos 88 anos, em Burbank (Califórnia) o actor Len Lesser. Segundo a imprensa a sua morte foi derivada a uma pneumonia associada a um cancro.

Apesar de ter tido uma carreira no cinema com algumas participações importantes, como nos filmes as "The Outlaw Josey Wales", "The Birdman of Alcatraz" e "Kelly's Heroes", e na TV em "Get Smart", "The Munsters" e "ER," a sua imagem estará sempre ligada à participação na série de TV “Seinfeld”, onde protagonizava o papel de Tio Leo. ( Read Len Lesser more... )

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