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Leroy Daniels (I) (1928–1993)

Leroy Daniels was born on November 28, 1928 in Oklahoma, USA as Wilbert Leroy Daniel. He was an actor, known for Petey Wheatstraw (1977), Rude (1982) and Disco Godfather (1979). He died on December 11, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1985 Avenging Angel
 1982 Rude
Leroy (as Leroy)
 1979 Disco Godfather
Disco M.C.
 1977 Petey Wheatstraw
 1973 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
- Wine, Women and Aunt Esther (1973) ... Leroy
- A House Is Not a Pool Room (1973) ... Leroy
- Presenting the Three Degrees (1973) ... Leroy
- Watts Side Story (1973) ... Leroy
- A Visit from Lena Horne (1973) ... Leroy
 1964 Handle with Care
Swami (as Leroy 'Sloppy' Daniels)
 1953 The Band Wagon
Arcade Shoeshine Man (uncredited)
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 1991 Great Performances (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Fred Astaire Songbook (1991) ... (performer: "A Shine on Your Shoes")
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary) (performer: "A Shine on Your Shoes")
 1953 The Band Wagon (performer: "A Shine on Your Shoes" (1932) - uncredited)
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 1968 Soul (TV Movie)
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 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary)
Himself (clip from "Band Wagon")

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Other Works:

Opening act for Rudy Ray Moore.

Alternate Names:

Leroy 'Sloppy' Daniels | Leroy

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Real-life Los Angeles shoe shiner and sometime actor whose rhythmic shining technique made him the inspiration for the song "Chattanoogie Shoe-Shine Boy," a 1950 hit for country music star Red Foley.



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