Leonard Stone (Performer) | Playbill

Leonard Stone


A memorable character actor with many TV and film credits, Mr. Stone, who would have turned 88 on Nov. 3, might be best remembered for playing Violet Beauregard's father in the 1971 film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," in which he exclaimed about his experiment-friendly daughter, "You're turning violet, Violet!"

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  • Born: Nov 03, 1923 in Salem, OR
  • Death: Nov 02, 2011 in San Diego, CA

Roles (3)

Redhead Playbill - Oct 1959 Redhead
Opened February 05, 1959
  • as George Poppett (Original)
Look Homeward, Angel Playbill - Feb 1958 Look Homeward, Angel
Opened November 28, 1957
  • as Hugh Barton (Original)
  • as Ben Gant (Understudy - Original)


Tony Award
1959 Best Featured Actor in a Musical Winner

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