Leo Herbert

Leo Herbert, 73, Broadway propman, died June 25 in New York from complications following open-heart surgery.

Herbert, who began his career as an actor and moved behind the curtain after a stint in the service during WWII, signed on as a production propman in 1954 for producer David Merrick’s “Fanny.”

Herbert remained on staff for all 88 of Merrick’s shows and eventually worked on more than 250 Broadway shows.

He also served as propmaster for 10 seasons on PBS Television’s “Sesame Street” and served as house propertyman at the Booth Theater beginning in 1984.

Survived by his wife, Janice; five children and seven grandchildren.

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