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Leroy, who appeared as himself on Sanford and Son also was part of a comedy team with Ernest Mayhand, also known as Leroy & Skillet, performing numerous comedy albums in the 1960's.
|Birthname:||Wilbert Leroy Daniel|
|Born:||November 12, 1928|
|Died||December 11, 1993(aged 65)|
|Deathplace:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Entertainer, actor and comedian|
|Appeared on/ |
|Sanford and Son|
Leroy Daniels (born Wilbert LeRoy Daniel November 28, 1928 in Oklahoma - died December 11, 1993) served as one half of the Leroy & Skillet comdey team that appeared on numerous risque comedy albums for LaFF Records during the 1960's, performing with future Sanford and Son castmates Redd Foxx, Slappy White, and LaWanda Page, who were all longtime friends of Skillet and Leroy. A veteran entertainer from the Chitlin Circuit of the 1940's and 1950's, Skillet once served as an opening act for him before the two formed a team in the 1960's. In addition to his work on Sanford and Son Leroy also appeared in the films Handle with Care, where along with his comedy partner and future Sanford and Son castmate Ernest "Skillet" Mayhand (1964), Disco Godfather (1979) and Rude (1982) with Skillet again, and Rudy Ray "Dolemite" Moore. Eariler in his career, he appeared in an episode of the 1950's CBS comedy series Amos and Andy, in a cameo role as a performer in The Bandwagon, in 1953. Also a gifted shoe shiner, Leroy's rhythmic shining technique made him the inspiration for the song "Chattanoogie Shoe-Shine Boy," a 1950 hit for country music star Red Foley. Leroy died in Los Angeles.