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LeRoy Neiman (1921–2012)

LeRoy Neiman was born on June 8, 1921 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as LeRoy Joseph Runquist. He is known for his work on Rocky IV (1985), Rocky Balboa (2006) and Rocky III (1982). He was married to Janet Byrne. He died on June 20, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Rocky IV
Rocky IV Ring Announcer
Rocky Balboa
Rocky Balboa LeRoy Neiman
Rocky III
Rocky III Special Appearance
Rocky V
Rocky V Fight Announcer


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 1999 The Bunny Years (TV Movie documentary) (original illustrations - as Leroy Neiman)
 1994 Howard Stern (TV Series) (painting)
 1969 The Joe Namath Show (TV Series) (original artwork - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.13 (1969) ... (original artwork)
- Episode #1.4 (1969) ... (original artwork)
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... (original artwork)
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... (original artwork)
 1966 Oscar Bonavena vs. Joe Frazier (TV Movie) (painting)
 1962 Play It Cool (painter: paintings)
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Other Works:

Book illustrator: "The Playboy Bartender's Guide". New York: Sterling Publishing. ISBN-10: 1402714173; ISBN-13: 9781402714177 See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Le Roy Neiman | Leroy Neiman

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Personal Quote:

The businessman says 'If I don't do it first, somebody else will.' The artist says 'If I don't do it first, nobody else will.'


In 2006, he donated $3 million to The School of the Art Institute of Chicago to support a Master's class in figure drawing. See more »

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