Sheldon Leonard


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Howard Anderson, Jr.

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Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for The Andy Griffith Show

Army Archerd

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Army Archerd on Sheldon Leonard

Sam Bobrick

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Sam Bobrick on the process of writing for The Andy Griffith Show, which included pitching to producer Sheldon Leonard

James L. Brooks

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James L. Brooks on working for Sheldon Leonard on My Friend Tony

Harvey Bullock

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Harvey Bullock on working with producer Sheldon Leonard on The Andy Griffith Show

Allan Burns

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Allan Burns on receiving an inspirational letter from Sheldon Leonard

Dann Cahn

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Film editor Dann Cahn on Sheldon Leonard on The Danny Thomas Show

Hal Cooper

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Hal Cooper on being hired by Sheldon Leonard to direct two episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show
Hal Cooper on directing an episode of I Spy

Richard Crenna

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Richard Crenna on being cast by Sheldon Leonard as "Luke McCoy" on The Real McCoys, and on working with Walter Brennan

Robert Culp

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Robert Culp on the development and production of I Spy

Bill Dana

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Bill Dana on getting a call from Sheldon Leonard that NBC had greenlit The Bill Dana Show without a pilot or a script
Bill Dana on Sheldon Leonard not liking Don Adam's voice as "Byron Glick" on The Bill Dana Show

Michael Dann

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Michael Dann on Sheldon Leonard

Richard Dawson

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Richard Dawson on getting on The Dick Van Dyke Show

Sam Denoff

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Sam Denoff on the genesis of The Dick Van Dyke Show; on working with Carl Reiner and Sheldon Leonard
Sam Denoff on producer Sheldon Leonard and his method of producers being head writers
Sam Denoff on how JFK's assassination affected the cast and crew of The Dick Van Dyke Show
Sam Denoff on writing Big Eddie starring Sheldon Leonard
Sam Denoff on creating and writing The Don Rickles Show produced by Sheldon Leonard
Sam Denoff on a photo of him with Sheldon Leonard during production of Big Eddie

Elinor Donahue

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Elinor Donahue on working on The Andy Griffith Show

Dick Van Dyke

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Dick Van Dyke on his impression of Sheldon Leonard, who could be intimidating
Dick Van Dyke on Sheldon Leonard

Ruth Engelhardt

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Ruth Engelhardt on packaging I Spy for Sheldon Leonard and Danny Thomas

Irving Fein

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Irving Fein on Sheldon Leonard's role on The Jack Benny Program

Mike Fenton

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Mike Fenton on going to work as a casting director for Danny Thomas Productions and on working with Danny Thomas and Sheldon Leonard

Bob Finkel

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Bob Finkel on getting hired along with David Dortort, Norman Felton and Sheldon to produce and create different genres of shows

Andy Griffith

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Andy Griffith on how The Andy Griffith Show came about with producers Danny Thomas and Sheldon Leonard, and on Don Knotts being cast as "Barney Fife"
Andy Griffith on the pilot for The Andy Griffith Show, which aired as an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, on deciding to play straight man to Don Knotts, and on the input of producer Sheldon Leonard
Andy Griffith on Sheldon Leonard as producer of The Andy Griffith Show

Earle Hagen

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Earle Hagen on composing and conducting music for The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy)
Composer Earle Hagen on beginning his work for Sheldon Leonard

Jonathan Harris

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Jonathan Harris on working with Sheldon Leonard on The Bill Dana Show

Paul Henning

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Paul Henning on Sheldon Leonard asking him to write an episode of The Andy Griffith Show

Frank Inn

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Frank Inn on working for producer Sheldon Leonard on The Andy Griffith Show

Seaman Jacobs

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Seaman Jacobs on working with producers Danny Thomas and Sheldon Leonard on The Real McCoys

Eartha Kitt

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Eartha Kitt on acting on I Spy

Don Knotts

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Don Knotts on The Andy Griffith Show executive producer Sheldon Leonard

Bernie Kopell

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Bernie Kopell on meeting Danny Thomas and Sheldon Leonard, and being cast on The Jack Benny Program

Rose Marie

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Rose Marie on being cast as "Sally Rogers" on The Dick Van Dyke Show
Rose Marie on the production of The Dick Van Dyke Show

Garry Marshall

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Garry Marshall on his mentor Sheldon Leonard
Garry Marshall on Sheldon Leonard helping him and Jerry Belson get work 
Garry Marshall on executive producer Sheldon Leonard telling him about the network censorship of an I Spy script

Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore on working with executive producer Sheldon Leonard on The Dick Van Dyke Show
Mary Tyler Moore on Sheldon Leonard selling sponsorship of The Dick Van Dyke Show

Howard Morris

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Howard Morris on various people he worked with in his career: Sheldon Leonard

Bill Persky

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Bill Persky on Sheldon Leonard and the mocha java story

Carl Reiner

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Carl Reiner on Sheldon Leonard and the path to The Dick Van Dyke Show
Carl Reiner on the legacy of Sheldon Leonard
Carl Reiner on how his son Rob is responsible for Sheldon Leonard bringing Bill Cosby onto I Spy

Gene Reynolds

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Gene Reynolds on working with Sheldon Leonard

John Rich

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John Rich on getting hired to direct The Dick Van Dyke Show; on Carl Reiner and Sheldon Leonard; on banning set visitors on the first 3 days of rehearsals
John Rich n negotiating his deal on The Dick Van Dyke Show with Sheldon Leonard; on his directing style on The Dick Van Dyke Show
John Rich on Sheldon Leonard and Carl Reiner's reaction to Rich leaving The Dick Van Dyke Show

Lee Rich

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Lee Rich on wanting trusted people like Sheldon Leonard to work on new television shows
Lee Rich on producer/director Sheldon Leonard and how Benton & Bowles got The Dick Van Dyke Show
Lee Rich on his efforts with Sheldon Leonard to prevent The Dick Van Dyke Show from getting dropped by sponsor Procter & Gamble
Lee Rich on Sheldon Leonard

Stanley Ralph Ross

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Stanley Ralph Ross on Sheldon Leonard

Aaron Ruben

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Aaron Ruben on the career of Sheldon Leonard, from actor to producer; how he conviced Ruben to become a producer
Aaron Ruben on Sheldon Leonard's "seminars" which were held with The Andy Griffith Show writers

Jay Sandrich

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Jay Sandrich on asking Sheldon Leonard for a job opportunity and working with him on The Danny Thomas Show
Jay Sandrich on learning about directing for comedy from producer Sheldon Leonard on The Danny Thomas Show
Jay Sandrich on Sheldon' Leonard's practice of using actors as directors, and working with him on The Danny Thomas Show (Make Room for Daddy)
Jay Sandrich on how Sheldon Leonard conceived The Andy Griffith Show
Jay Sandrich on directing Sheldon Leonard and Bill Cosby on an episode of The Cosby Show
Jay Sandrich on Sheldon Leonard's guest role on The Cosby Show episode "Physician of the Year"
Jay Sandrich on learning from his mentors: Sheldon Leonard, Leonard Stern, and Jack Aldworth

Sid Smith

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Sid Smith on directing Sheldon Leonard in the 1954 situation comedy, The Duke
Sid Smith on his thoughts on people with whom he's worked - Sheldon Leonard

William Tankersley

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William Tankersley on CBS Standards & Practices' workings with Sheldon Leonard

Marlo Thomas

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Marlo Thomas on her interatcions with Sheldon Leonard on the set of Make Room for Daddy

Grant Tinker

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Grant Tinker on the development and sponsorship of The Dick Van Dyke Show
Grant Tinker on CBS' James T. Aubrey canceling The Dick Van Dyke Show after its first season, and Sheldon Leonard's reaction
Grant Tinker on first meeting Sheldon Leonard; on casting Mary Tyler Moore in The Dick Van Dyke Show
Grant Tinker on Sheldon Leonard wanting to do I Spy

Mel Tolkin

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Mel Tolkin on writing for The Danny Thomas Show, and on working with producer Sheldon Leonard

George Watters

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George Watters on editing Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., produced by Sheldon Leonard

Lou Weiss

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Lou Weiss on packaging The Danny Thomas Show  and working with Sheldon Leonard

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