Richard Erdman

actor, film director

Richard "Dick" Erdman (June 1, 1925 – March 16, 2019) was an American actor, movie director and movie producer. He was known for his roles in Stalag 17, Cry Danger, The Men, and in Anything Goes. He appeared as Leonard Rodriguez in Community.

Richard Erdman
Born(1925-06-01)June 1, 1925
DiedMarch 16, 2019(2019-03-16) (aged 93)
Other namesDick Erdman
OccupationActor, director, producer
Years active1943-2019
Known forLeonard Rodriguez in Community
Leza Holland (m. 1948–1950)
Sharon Randall (m. 1953)
ChildrenErica Erdman (deceased)

Erdman was born on June 1, 1925 in Enid, Oklahoma. He was married to Leza Holland from 1948 until they divorced in 1950. He married Sharon Randall in 1953. They had one daughter, Erica who died in 2010. Erdman died on March 16, 2019 in Los Angeles from dementia-related complications at the age of 93.[1]


  1. Richard Erdman, Actor in Stalag 17 and TV's Community, Dies at 93,; accessed March 17, 2019.

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