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  • Uncle Leo, helloooooo

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    January 3, 2013 | 2:06 pm

    “Seinfeld” was never really “a show about nothing.” Rather, not unlike the Bible, it was a work of the imagination that had something to say about nearly everything.

    One episode, for example, focuses on the moral ambiguity of old people stealing from a chain store.  The culprit...

  • Remembering ‘Uncle Leo’

    March 1, 2011 | 10:50 am

    Despite a vast acting resume, Len Lesser’s career as a character actor probably didn’t prepare him for his late-career fame as Jerry Seinfeld’s annoying but lovable Uncle Leo on the 1990s sitcom “Seinfeld.” Lesser died Feb. 16 at 88.

    Lesser’s “hawklike profile and Noo...

  • Len Lesser, Seinfeld’s ‘Uncle Leo’ dies at 88

    February 16, 2011 | 5:33 pm

    From CNN.com:

    Veteran actor Len Lesser died in his sleep Wednesday morning in Burbank, California, of complications from pneumonia. He was 88.

    “It was very peaceful,” his daughter, Michele Lesser, told CNN, saying the family had hoped for a quick and painless death. “He was a great...

  • N.Y. nostalgia with an egg cream chaser

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    October 9, 2008 | 5:12 pm

    "A lot o' the tribe are here," Stewie Stone said. The 68-year-old comic, who got his start as a Borscht Belt tummler at the Concord Hotel, was one of many landsman stuffed into Beverly Hills High School for a reunion on Saturday night -- the 23rd annual New York Day in L.A.


  • Uncle Leo Fulfills a Dream

    By Tom Tugend

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "If you're a pretty good actor and live long enough, you can play any role," said Len Lesser, sitting on a worn couch just after finishing an evening performance at A Noise Within in Glendale.

    At 80, and after close to 60 years on stage, screen and television, Lesser has proven his...