This story was published in Radio Recall, the journal of the Metropolitan Washington Old-Time Radio Club, published six times per year.
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CO-LEAD IN CANDY MATSON
HENRY LEFF DIES AT AGE 88
by Jack French
(From Radio Recall, October 2007)
Talented actor Henry Leff, died from a variety of ailments at age 88 on August 12th in his home in San Francisco. A well known TV and movie actor, he also played "Lt. Mallard" on the NBC radio series. "Candy Matson, YU 2-8209."
He and his wife, Sylvia, were very active in Bay Area radio for many years. I had the opportunity to interview him over the telephone and an exchange of correspondence in 2002-03. He was most cordial and helpful in adding to the background information on "Candy Matson" and other shows he had worked on.
His son, Mark, a college professor in Athens, Ohio informed me of his father's death. Mark is putting together a special video tribute to his dad for a memorial service to be held October 26th at Temple Emanu-El, intersection of Lake and Arguello Streets in San Francisco. He is seeking any pertinent materials that he can add to this presentation.
Leff is survived by his wife, son Mark, daughters Judi and Miriam, and one granddaughter. The family has requested that donations in his name be made to National Yiddish Book Center, Weinberg Building, 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002 or to Congregation Emanuel-El , 2 Lake Street, San Francisco, CA 94118.