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Leonard Stone
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Actor
    (November 3, 1923-November 2, 2011)
    Born in Salem, Oregon
    Portrayed Violet Beauregarde's father in 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' (1971)
    Also appeared in the films 'The Mugger' (1958), 'The Big Mouth' (1967), 'Getting Straight' (1970), 'Solyent Green' (1973), 'Mame' (1974) and 'Hardly Working' (1980)
    Appeared in episodes of over 100 TV series
    He was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune (the regular game, not a celebrity version) and finished second (2000).
    He started a children's book about a kangaroo in the 1950s and finally published it on Kindle six decades later (2011).
    He died the day before his 88th birthday.
    He was captain of a minesweeper in World War II.
    He was nominated for a Tony for Best Featured Actor in the musical 'Redhead' (1959).
    He moved to San Diego to be closer to his grandchildren, commuting to LA for filming.
    He got to deliver the immortal line, 'You're turning violet, Violet!'

Credit: C. Fishel


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