Leonard Stone, who played Violet Beauregard's father in the 1971 film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", lost his battle with cancer one day before his 88th birthday.
Leonard Stone, the actor who played the father of Violet Beauregarde in 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, after battling cancer. He would have turned 88 Thursday.
Though Stone is best known for his Beauregarde role, whose most famous line was "Violet! You're turning violet!," the actor had numerous parts on TV shows, films and also Broadway.
Born: 11/3/1923, Salem, Oregon, U.S.A.
Leonard Stone's westerns - actor:
The Rifleman (TV) - 1960, 1962 (gambler, K.C. Peters)
Empire (TV) - 1962, 1963 (Lawrencewan, Raymond Carlisle)
Gunsmoke (TV) - 1963, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1974 (Davey, Mr. Wiley, Abel Glass, Corley Deems, Ray Price)
Rawhide (TV) - 1964, 1965 (Sorry, Leroy Means)
Hondo (TV) - 1967 (Kelso)
Cimarron Strip (TV) - 1968 (Judge Samuel Gilroy)
The Shakiest Gun in the West - 1968 (bartender)
The High Chaparral (TV) - 1968 (Stoop)
Lancer (TV) - 1970 (Bertram Ames)
The Virginian (TV) - 1971 (Tom Wagner)