Peter Leeds in 1960s TV screenshot
|Born:||May 30, 1917|
|Birthplace:||Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Died||November 12, 1996(aged 79)|
|Deathplace:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Spouse(s):||Patricia Leeds (1962–1996)|
|Appeared on:||The Jeffersons|
|Episodes appeared in:||"George and Whitty" (Season 2)|
|Character played:||R.S. Whittendale, Mr. Whittendale's brother|
Peter Leeds (May 30, 1917 – November 12, 1996) appeared as R.S. Whittendale, the brother of H.L. Whittendale the owner of the Whittendale Building, in the Season 2 episode "George and Whitty". Peter appeared on TV more than eight thousand times and also had many film, Broadway stage, and radio credits. The majority of his work took place in the 1950s and 1960s. Working with many well-known comedians, he became popular as a straight man to their antics.
Beyond situation comedies, Peter Leeds was also a dramatic actor, a Broadway performer, and a regular on many variety shows. He made three guest appearances on the popular CBS-TV series Perry Mason, including the role of murderer Bill Emory in the 1958 episode, "The Case of the Sun Bather's Diary."
Peter was also a popular voice-over artist, being heard on over 3,000 radio shows, and accompanied Bob Hope on 14 international USO tours.
Leeds died of cancer at the age of 79, on November 12, 1996 in Los Angeles, California. Leeds was survived by his wife of 34 years, Pat Leeds, and his granddaughter Samantha Leeds.