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Len Lesser

Actor

Born - 3 December 1922, New York City, USA
Died - 16 February 2011

Tall, balding, hook-nosed, raspingly-voiced character actor who remained almost unknown to the public at large until his appearance as the unwelcome uncle in the TV series Seinfeld, by which time he was pushing 70. Lots of movie roles, however, often as unpleasant characters, following army service during WW2 and TV work. These included Shack Out on 101 (1955), Lust for Life (1956), I Want to Live! (1958), Bells Are Ringing (1960), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965), The Pistolero of Red River (1967), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Blood and Lace (1971), Dirty Little Billy (1972), Papillon (1973), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Ruby (1977), House Calls (1978), The Main Event (1979), Death Hunt (1981), Du-Beat-E-O (1984), Grandma's House (1989), Mob Boss (1990), Rave Review (1994), True Friends (1998), Baadasssss! (2003) and Frankenstein & the Werewolf Reborn! (2005), his last. He died from pneumonia following a lengthy battle with cancer.