Friday, May 13, 2016

RIP Leah Waggner

RIP Leah Waggner

Leah Waggner, wife of actor William Schalert died sometime in 2015, exact date unknown. She was born Rosemarie Dawn Waggner in 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her parents were Glenn S. Waggner, manager of Harris Dental, a dental supplies company, and Rose E. Waggner. Following graduation from St. Gertrude's High School Leah entered Longwood State Teachers College, in Farmville, Virginia as a freshman in 1943 to study drama. In January 1944 she was pledged to a woman's sorority, Mu Omega. Leah moved with her family to California in 1948. She became a supporting and character actress. Among her eighteen film and television appearances she is known for The Twilight Zone (1960), Gunsmoke (1961), and two appearances each on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1962 and 1966) and The Patty Duke Show (1964 and 1965). Leah married William Joseph Schallert, former president of The Screen Actors Guild, on February 26, 1949 in Santa Barbara, California. They have four sons: William Joseph (born in 1949), Edwin G. (born in 1952), Mark M. (born in 1954), and Brendan C. Schallert (born in 1961).

WAGGNER, Leah (Rosemarie Diann Waggner)
Born: 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Died: 2015, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Leah Waggner’s westerns – actress:
Tombstone Territory (TV) – 1958
Shotgun Slade (TV) – 1960 (Grace Timmons)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1961 (Millie Coe)
Incident on Phantom Hill - 1966

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