Leonard Sachs (1909 - 1990)

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Birthplace: Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
Death: Died in London, England, United Kingdom
Managed by: Michael Rhodes
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Leonard Meyer Sachs

Sachs was born in South Africa in the town of Roodepoort, Transvaal (now Gauteng). He had many television and film roles from the 1930s to the 1980s, including Mowbray in the 1950 version of Richard II, John Wesley in the 1954 film of the same name and Lord Mount Severn in East Lynne from 1976.

He founded an Old Time Music Hall, named the Players' Theatre, in Villiers Street, London. He appeared as the Chairman of the Leeds City Varieties in the long-running television series The Good Old Days, which ran from 1953 to 1983, and became well known for his elaborate introductions of the performers. Sachs was honoured in a 1977 episode of This is Your Life.

Sachs appeared in Danger Man with Patrick McGoohan. He had two appearances in the science fiction series Doctor Who: as Admiral Gaspard de Coligny in The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve in 1966 and as Lord President Borusa in Arc of Infinity in 1983.

Selected filmography from Wikipedia:

   John Wesley (1954)
   The Gamma People (1956)
   Man from Tangier (1957)
   Face in the Night (1957)
   The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1958)
   Beyond the Curtain (1960)
   The Dover Road Mystery (1960)
   Five Golden Hours (1961)
   Taste of Fear (1961)
   Pit of Darkness (1961)
   Bomb in the High Street (1961)
   Thunderball (1965)\


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Leonard Sachs's Timeline

September 26, 1909
Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
Age 37
Westminster, London, England
February 5, 1951
Age 41
June 15, 1990
Age 80
London, England, United Kingdom