Leonard Sachs

Last updated 09 January 2020

Leonard Sachs (1909-1990)
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Leonard Sachs

Born: Sunday 26th September 1909
Died: Friday 15th June 1990 (age: 80)


Leonard Sachs was a South African - born British actor, best known for his appearance as the Chairman of the Leeds City Varieties in the long-running television series The Good Old Days

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, London.  

Sachs appeared in Danger Man with Patrick McGoohan. 

He married the actress Eleanor Summerfield in 1947. They had two sons, the actor Robin Sachs and Toby Sachs.