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Diki Lerner (1931–2014)

Diki Lerner was born on May 30, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Richard D. Lerner. He was an actor, known for Irma la Douce (1963), Li'l Abner (1959) and Easy Come, Easy Go (1967). He died on January 20, 2014 in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Irma la Douce
Li'l Abner
Li'l Abner Lonesome Polecat
Easy Come, Easy Go
Peter Pan
Peter Pan Indian


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 1992 Roots of Evil
Movie Director
 1990 Return to Justice
Dr. Moreno (as R.D. Ell)
 1975 Linda Lovelace for President
Director (as Richard 'Diki' Lerner)
 1972 Pursuit (TV Movie)
Nerve Gas Victim
 1969 Bewitched (TV Series)
Make-up Man
- Going Ape (1969) ... Make-up Man
 1969 Sweet Charity
Man with Dog on Bridge (uncredited)
 1968 Coogan's Bluff
Gay Boy at Pigeon-Toed Orange Peel (uncredited)
 1967 Hell of Borneo
 1967 Easy Come, Easy Go
 1966 The Swinger
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
- It's All Done with Mirrors (1966) ... Baltor
 1965/I Harlow
Window Designer (uncredited)
 1965 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
- Cool School Is Out (1965) ... Wiggy
- Big Daddy, Jed (1965) ... Wiggy
 1964 Guerillas in Pink Lace
Japanese Private First Class
 1963 Irma la Douce
 1961-1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Little Jamie / Hans the Dummy
- The Innocent Bystanders (1962) ... Little Jamie (as Dikki Lerner)
- The Weird Tailor (1961) ... Hans the Dummy (uncredited)
 1960 Peter Pan (TV Special)
 1959 Li'l Abner
Lonesome Polecat
 1958 Hansel and Gretel (TV Movie)
Dreamland Elf
 1953 The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
Dancer in Dungeon Ballet (uncredited)
 1952 Singin' in the Rain
Male Tango Dancer (uncredited)

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Alternate Names:

R.D. Ell | Dikki Lerner | Richard 'Diki' Lerner

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American actor and dancer. Performed as a teenager with the California-based group "The Players Ring" and made his professional debut in the Civic Light Opera production of "The Chocolate Soldier" at the age of eighteen. Discovered by Gene Kelly in "An American in Paris" and brought to Hollywood, where he performed the solo number "Gotta Dance!" with Kelly in "Singing in the Rain". Appeared in ... See more »

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