Roy Leonard

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Roy Leonard
Born
LeRoy Stewart Leonard

(1931-01-19)January 19, 1931
DiedSeptember 4, 2014(2014-09-04) (aged 83)

LeRoy Stewart Leonard[1] (January 19, 1931 – September 4, 2014), known as Roy Leonard, was an American radio and television personality. He was best known for hosting WGN's midday radio show from Chicago for 31 years and for his appearances on WGN-TV's news and Christmas specials. He also hosted Family Classics after Frazier Thomas died.[2]

Leonard died on September 4, 2014 at a hospital in Evanston, Illinois from complications from a esophageal infection, aged 83.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Roy Leonard biography". Roy Leonard.com. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  2. Johnson, Allan (3 April 1988). "At 50, WGN Finds The TV Picture and Audiences Have Changed". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 17 February 2011.
  3. "Chicago broadcasting legend Roy Leonard dies". Daily Herald. 4 September 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  4. "Roy Leonard, beloved WGN Radio personality, is dead at 83". Chicago Tribune.com. September 5, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2014.