11 of 86: Leonard Stone who plays Sam Beauregarde, father of gum-chewing champion Violet, in the 1971 film 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,' died on Nov. 2, 2011 after battling cancer. He passed away a day before what would have been his 88th birthday.

(Pictured: Leonard Stone appears as Sam Beauregarde and Denise Nickerson appears as her daughter Violet in the 1971 film 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.' (Warner Bros. Pictures)

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