Leon Janney (April 1, 1917 – July 4, 1980) was an American actor and radio personality from 1920 to 1980.
I was so fortunate to have recently had the opportunity to purchase the faded and very yellowed 8×10″ studio portrait of Leon Janney pictured with a chow. With a little coaxing in photoshop I was able to bring out the details and breathe life into this stunning image. It was interesting researching Leon Janney. He had a long career with some of his later TV roles being on soap operas such as The Edge of Night and Another World in the 1960s
“Producer Hal Roach took notice of Janney and hired him to appear in the Our Gang comedy Bear Shooters as “Spud”. However, Roach realized that he was too old to gel with the other members of the gang, and Bear Shooters marked his only appearance as a Little Rascal.” “Janney was considered the quintessential male juvenile star, and was earning more than $100,000 a year.” (source WIKIPEDIA)
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