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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 Disco Godfather (1979), Handle with Care (1964) and Great Performances (1971). He died on December 11, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »
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Disco Godfather Disco M.C.
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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)
Lucky Leroy
- Wine, Women and Aunt Esther (1973) ... Lucky Leroy
- A House Is Not a Pool Room (1973) ... Lucky Leroy
- Presenting the Three Degrees (1973) ... Lucky Leroy
- Watts Side Story (1973) ... Lucky Leroy
- A Visit from Lena Horne (1973) ... Lucky 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")
 1973 Sanford and Son (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Wine, Women and Aunt Esther (1973) ... (performer: "Wham (Re-Bop-Boom-Bam)")
 1953 The Band Wagon (performer: "A Shine on Your Shoes" (1932) - uncredited)
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 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary)
Archival footage from 'The Band Wagon'
 1968 Soul (TV Movie)
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 1987 Minnelli on Minnelli: Liza Remembers Vincente (TV Movie documentary)
Arcade Shoeshine Man (uncredited)

Personal Details

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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