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Jan Leighton, Man of a Thousand Faces, Dies

Master impressionist Jan Leighton passed away on Nov. 16 at the age of 87, following post-stroke complications, according to The New York Times. The “Guiness Book of World Records” holder of the mark for most acting roles played in a lifetime, Leighton had performed 2,407 parts as of 1985. Famous for his portrayals of historic and mythical figures from George Washington to Dracula, Leighton also worked as a hand model and voice actor. A native New Yorker, Leighton was born in the Bronx but made his home in Manhattan where he and his daughter, Hallie, collaborated as co-authors on two children's books.

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