Edleitner&jonrichards

Ed Leitner, left, and Jon Richards, right, flanking Waldorf and Statler

Jon Richards (d. 1988) and Ed Leitner appeared in the "Great Muppet Look-Alike Contest" in Muppet Magazine issue 1, as dopplegangers for Statler and Waldorf, respectively.

Richards was a character actor who appeared in such films as Shaft, Amazing Grace (written by Matt Robinson, and with Rosalind Cash), and Annie, and performed on Broadway. Leitner was listed in the magazine as a "talented model."

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