Glenn Leedy, Toby in Song of the South, Passes Away

Glenn Leedy Allen, Sr., the talented individual who played Toby in Song of the South, has passed away on April 19, 2004 in Imperial Valley, CA at the age of 68.

At age 7, while on the playground of the Booker T. Washington school in Phoenix, AZ (the city where much of Song of the South was filmed), a talent scout from the Walt Disney movie studios discovered and recruited him for the role of Toby in Song of the South. He excelled at the role, and even ran up to Walt Disney during the filming and asked him, “Am I colossal, Mr. Disney?” Reassured, he went on to perform what the 1946 pressbook described as “one of the brightest performances of the picture.” Mr. Allen, you will be greatly missed.

For visitation, services, and burial information, please see the obituary.
For more biographical information on Glenn, please see his biography page.

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