Children Robin Sachs, Toby Sachs
|Name Leonard Sachs|
Years active 1936-1983
|Full Name Leonard Meyer Sachs|
Born 26 September 1909 (1909-09-26) Roodepoort, Transvaal, South Africa
Died June 15, 1990, Westminster, United Kingdom
Spouse Eleanor Summerfield (m. 1947–1990)
Movies and TV shows The Good Old Days, Thunderball, The Giant Behemoth, Pit of Darkness, The Glittering Prizes
Similar People Eleanor Summerfield, Robin Sachs, Andrew Sachs, Eugene Lourie, Douglas Hickox
Roy castle pays tribute to leonard sachs good old days 15 feb 1979
Leonard Meyer Sachs (26 September 1909 – 15 June 1990) was a South African-British actor.
- Roy castle pays tribute to leonard sachs good old days 15 feb 1979
- Early life and career
- Personal life
Early life and career
Sachs was born in South Africa in the town of Roodepoort, Transvaal (now Gauteng). He had many television and film roles from the 1930s to the 1980s, including Mowbray in the 1950 version of Richard II, John Wesley in the 1954 film of the same name and Lord Mount Severn in East Lynne from 1976.
He founded an Old Time Music Hall, named the Players' Theatre, in Villiers Street, Charing Cross, London. He appeared as the Chairman of the Leeds City Varieties in the long-running BBC television series The Good Old Days, which ran from 1953 to 1983, and became well known for his elaborate, erudite introductions of the performers. Sachs was honoured in a 1977 episode of This is Your Life.
Sachs appeared in Danger Man with Patrick McGoohan. He had two appearances in the science fiction series Doctor Who: as Admiral Gaspard de Coligny in The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve in 1966 and as Lord President Borusa in Arc of Infinity in 1983. He also appeared in the 1985 Royal Variety Performance in a tribute to The Good Old Days.
He married the actress Eleanor Summerfield in 1947. They had two sons, the actor Robin Sachs and Toby Sachs. He was fined £75 in 1984 for importuning men for an "immoral purpose".
Sachs died in London in 1990 at the age of 80.