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Leon Janney

Leon Janney (Broadcasting.  Born, Ogden, UT, Apr. 1, 1917; died, Guadalajara, Mex., Oct. 28, 1980.)  A child star in the movies (1929-32), Leon Janney appeared in several Hal Roach “Our Gang” comedies and a dozen feature films (notably, Penrod and Sam, 1931).  Janney came to the attention of New York sports fans decades later when […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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