Leonard Rossiter - Born 21st October 1926 in Liverpool. He joined Preston Repertory Company in 1953 and made his professional stage debut in The Gay Dog. In 1962 he made his first big screen appearance in 'A Kind of Loving', followed by 'Billy Liar', 'King Rat' and '2001: A Space Odyssey'. His roles as Rigsby in Rising Damp and the title role in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin made him a household name. His Cinzano commercials with Joan Collins were comic masterpieces. Leonard died on October 5th 1984 during a performance of Joe Orton's play Loot at the 'Lyric Theatre' in London.