Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Do you remember this actor, Steven Richard Landesberg, from the tv show, Barney Miller, which was about a NYPD detectives' bureau? Most of the show took place within that precinct office.

This guy was NYC born and bred, but I just learned from John Armstrong that he had a connection to Lee Harvey Oswald- but not the LHO of fame, but rather, the one who was born here, in New Orleans. It was in New York City in late 1961/early 1962, when the LHO of fame was living in Russia.

But, there was another Steven Landesberg, a Steven Harris Landesberg who was also from New York. He had a speech impediment, and he also had psychiatric problems which led to him being committed for a while. 

In the fall of 1961, the two Steven Landesbergs met for the first time in New York although by then, Steven Richard Landesberg was going by Steve L'eandes. Another alias he used sometimes was Yves L'eandes. For some reason, he often spoke with a heavy Southern drawl, which he could turn on and off at will. Perhaps the reason was that he got very involved as an opponent of civil rights, and he opposed racial integration. 

I am going to give you the link to what John Armstrong has written about this because it is truly amazing. I used to watch Barney Miller regularly; it was a clever show; and I remember that actor; he played Art Dietrich, and he was funny.

But apparently, in real life, he had a very disruptive, confrontational nature. He often attended political events just to make a ruckus, and it included one featuring Mark Lane, although it was before the JFK assassination. He even made trouble at Jewish events even though he was Jewish. 

John says that it's possible that L'eandes shared an apartment with American-born Lee Harvey Oswald (the other Oswald) on 8th Street in New York in 1962. 

8 hours after the JFK assassination Steven Harris Landesberg, who also had an alias, James Rizzuto, called a New York radio station and said that Steve L'eandes had been a close associate of Lee Harvey Oswald in late '61/early '62 in New York. Obviously, that had to be the other Oswald because the Oswald of fame was in Russia at the time. It so happened that the radio person, Barry Gray, also knew Steve L'eandes and remembered interviewing him. 

So, Barry Gray called the FBI and told them what Rizzuto said. They sent two agents over who listened to Rizzuto tell it himself.

From this point, I am just going to cut and paste what John Armstrong has written about it.   

The following day FBI agents interviewed James F. Rizzuto (Landesberg, the student) at their NY office. Rizzuto said that he met Steve L'eandes (the actor), Earl Perry, and Lee Oswald in the Marine Corps at Camp LeJeune and Barstow, CA in the summer of 1956 (Landesberg, the actor, was 19 years old in the summer of 1956 and perhaps in the military). Rizzuto said that he kept in touch with L'eandes (the actor), Oswald, and Perry, who lived in El Paso, TX. In 1961 Rizzuto saw L'eandes (the actor) at the Hotel Tamiana, in Florida, who was then looking for hotel work in south Florida (in 1961 Landesberg, the student was in Florida; prior to his acting career, the actor worked in hotels). L'eandes (the actor) told Rizzuto that Oswald had gone back to Texas. Rizzuto said that in October (1961) he again met with L'eandes (the actor) in NYC, where he (the actor) was a close personal friend of Oswald. He said both men were professional agitators who were paid to attend meetings of the American Jewish Congress and other civil rights organizations in order to disrupt meetings. Rizzuto thought that both Oswald and L'eandes (the actor) belonged to an organization called the "States Rights Party." He told the FBI that Oswald and L'eandes (the actor) were being paid by a large 250 lb, 6 ft 4 inch tall man named "Regan," who lived at the Roosevelt Hotel. Rizzuto said that in early 1962 L'eandes (the actor) lived with Regan at the hotel located at 45 E. 45th in Midtown Manhattan. Rizzuto last saw L'eandes (the actor) on Tuesday, November 19, 1963 at the Circle Bar at 139 West 10th St., and was told that Oswald and Perry were together in Texas. Rizzuto then gave the Bureau names and addresses of 9 people who knew Steve L'eandes (the actor), including a former roommate, Michael Dunn, of 169 East 49th St. apt 5C. It is clear that Rizzuto (Stephen Harris Landesberg, the student), knew a lot about Steve L'eandes (the actor), because he knew about his background, his friends, his prior interest in hotel work, his work as a professional agitator, the man who paid him, and the names and addresses of numerous friends and of a former room mate. The FBI now wanted to interview Steve L'eandes (Stephen Richard Landesberg, the actor), Earl Perry, and Regan.

On Nov 25 Bureau agents interviewed Daniel Wulf, editor of the Village Voice, and inquired about Steve L'eandes (the actor). Wulf did not personally know L'eandes (the actor), but told the agents he heard that L'eandes (the actor) hung out at the Circle Bar at Waverly and 10th St. FBI agents soon interviewed Pat Padgett, wife of poet Ron Padgett, at her place of employment at 11 Waverly Place in the Village, where L'eandes (the actor) had once lived. Al Fowler soon learned that Bureau agents were asking people in the Village about his friend, Steve L'eandes (the actor). Fowler knew L'eandes (the actor) well, and was likely familiar with Lee Oswald because he had attended political rallies in the Village. Fowler decided to contact the FBI and tell them what he knew about his friend, Steve L'Eandes (the actor). He called the FBI and agreed to meet with agents at Stanley's bar that evening. But this was only a few days after the assassination of President Kennedy, and nearly everyone in the US hated and despised Lee Harvey Oswald. Fowler, probably because of what he knew about L'eandes' (the actor) relationship with Oswald, got cold feet and never showed up for the meeting. The Village Voice reported that a number of people insisted they knew Oswald, and spoke with Bureau agents on the telephone. However, these people avoided direct contact with FBI agents.

The FBI began looking for the man who supposedly paid L'eandes (the actor) and Oswald for their disruptive activities. The man's last name was "Regan," (first name unknown) and Rizzuto said that in early 1962 Regan and L'eandes (the actor) were living at the Roosevelt Hotel in NYC. To verify Rizzuto's statement the Bureau only needed to check registration cards, phone records, and interview employees who may have known this large 250 lb., 6 ft. 4 inch man in early 1962. So what did the FBI do? On Nov 25 they sent SA James E. Schmidt to the Roosevelt Hotel and asked the night manager to check registration cards from 1961 for James F. Rizzuto, Yves L'eandez, Earl Perry, (FNU) Regan, and Lee Harvey Oswald. No registration cards were located, because SA Schmidt checked registration cards for the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, LA., instead of the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The FBI's coverup relating to L'eandes (the actor) had begun. By this time someone in the Bureau realized that Lee Oswald was living in NYC in late 1961 and early 1962, while Harvey Oswald was living in the Soviet Union at the same time. Two Oswalds in two different locations at the same time was a serious issue that could never be made public.

On Nov 25 SA J. Richard Nichols contacted Major Robert C. Whitebread of the USMC in an attempt to locate Earl Perry, who knew L'eandes (the actor) and Oswald. Nichols learned that the only Earl Perry on active duty was assigned to the Marine Supply Center in Barstow, CA., and was from El Paso, TX. But on Nov 26, instead of requesting the military file for Earl Eugene Perry (El Paso, TX), SA Leonard Lewis obtained the file for Earl Sheldon Perry from the Military Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. Earl Sheldon Perry was from Casper, Wyoming, joined the US Army in 1954, and was discharged in 1956. The FBI avoided contacting Earl Eugene Perry from El Paso, who was mentioned as an acquaintance of Oswald and L'eandes (the actor) by James Rizzuto, and instead collected information on Earl Sheldon Perry, a former chaplain's assistant in the US Army. The FBI's coverup relating to L'eandes (the actor) and Oswald continued.

On Nov 29 the FBI office in NYC sent out a notice that the investigation of L'eandes was to cease. The FBI had no choice, because a thorough investigation would show that Lee Oswald had been with L'eandes (the actor) in NYC in 1961-62, while Harvey Oswald was living in the Soviet Union. The FBI's decision required them to repress information about L'eandes (the actor), which would negate his association with Oswald. Avoiding this "troublesome witnesses" was in keeping with the Bureau's preemptive actions on numerous fronts to suppress documentary and eyewitness testimony that would uncover the existence of the two Oswalds. From the disappearance of the Stripling Junior High records in Ft. Worth, the disappearance of payroll records from Tujague's, the disappearance of payroll records from the Pfisterer Dental Lab, the disappearance of payroll records from J.R. Michaels in New Orleans, the disappearance of Oswald's Social Security records prior to 1962, and the association of L'eandes (the actor) and Oswald in 1961-62 in NYC, the FBI actively and intentionally sanitized any and all records that showed the existence of two Oswalds in the immediate aftermath of the assassination.

On Nov. 30, 1963 the Long Island newspaper Newsday reported that L'eandes (the actor) was living either on 8th Street or MacDougal Street in the heart of the Village. From a photograph taken at one of the rallies in the Village, two years earlier, the FBI located a former roommate of L'eandes (the actor), Michael Dunn. Dunn identified the red-bearded man in the photo as his former roommate, Steven L'eandes (Stephen Richard Landesberg, the actor, who had red hair). But the man in the photo was not Stephen Landes, the clean-shaven, black/brown haired student. The same photo was then shown to the two FBI agents who had originally interviewed Rizzuto (Stephen Landes, the student) on Nov 23, 1963. Both agents conveniently identified the man in the two year old photo, with a full reddish beard, as James Rizzuto (but Rizzuto, whose real name was Stephen Harris Landesberg, the student, had dark brown/black hair and was never known to wear a beard). Bureau agents soon arrived at Stephen Harris Landesberg's (the student) apartment at 66 W. 10th St., where the name plate on his apartment door read "Stephen H. Landes." So, who was the L'eandes living on either 8th Street or MacDougal as reported by Newsday? Was this Stephen Richard Landesberg (the actor) who indeed had red hair? This lead was ignored, because the FBI had already decided that Stephen Harris Landesberg's (the student) was to take blame for the activities of the paid agitator, Steve L'eandes (Stephen Richard Landesberg, the actor).

On Dec 5 Stephen H. Landes was taken to the NYC office of the FBI and interviewed. He soon began speaking with a severe stutter and became incoherent. He admitted that he had used the name "Jim Rizzuto" when interviewed by radio announcer Barry Gray and later at the FBI office. He allegedly told the agents that he had also used the name "Steven Yves L'Eandes." He allegedly told the Bureau that the activities that he had attributed Steven Yves L'Eandes were actually his own activities. These alleged admissions allowed the Bureau to erroneously conclude that Steven Yves L'Eandes (the student) and Stephen L'eandes (the actor) were the same person. But Barry Gray, Al Fowler, Michael Dunn, Ann Legget, Village Voice reporters and many people in the Village who knew red-headed Stephen L'eandes (the actor) could have told the FBI that their friend was not "Jim Rizzuto," the quiet, introverted, black/brown headed young man the FBI had committed to Bellevue (Stephen Harris Landesberg, the student). After merging the identities of these two young men into one "Steve Landesberg", and then committing Stephen Harris Landesberg (the student) to a Bellevue (a psychiatric hospital), the FBI was able end its investigation of "Steve L'eandes" (the actor and paid agitator) and any relationship he may have had with Oswald in 1961-62.

Stephen Harris Landesberg (the student) never recanted his story about Oswald and L'eandes' (the actor) activities in 1961-62, and there is no indication the Bureau asked him anything about Oswald, which was the reason for their investigation. But Landesberg (the student) did tell the Bureau that he, L'eandes (the actor), and Oswald were paid agitators, and said the information about Oswald and Perry was furnished to him by someone else. Information provided by someone else may or may not be true, but one thing is certain. Someone, possibly Stephen Harris Landesberg (the student), wanted the public to know that Oswald, the agitator and protestor, had been in the Village in 1961-62. This was the reason Stephen Harris Landesberg (using the name Rizzuto) telephoned Barry Gray within hours of the assassination and was interviewed on 11/23/63 at 3:00 AM. That "someone" was most likely Stephen Harris Landesberg (the student), who did not realize or understand that when (Lee) Oswald was in the Village, a 2nd Oswald (Harvey) was living in the Soviet Union. If someone provided him with part or parts of the story, as he told the FBI, it may have come from his personal relationship with Steve L'eandes (the actor), who later became the actor Steve Landesberg (Barney Miller television show). By using the alias "Jim Rizzuto," and by leaving a contact number at a restaurant instead of his home address, Stephen Harris Landesberg (the student) was trying to protect his identity and maintain some degree of anonymity. He didn't want any trouble, but by revealing that Oswald had been in the Village in 1961-62, he received lots of unwanted attention and trouble.

In the weeks following the assassination reporters at the Village Voice could not understand why the activities attributed to Oswald in NYC showed him to be a segregationist, a rightist denouncing liberal causes, and a member of the "States Rights Party," while the U.S. Government and media were proclaiming Oswald to be a Communist. To Village Voice reporters these political opposites made no sense. The Voice reporters didn't realize that the (Lee) Oswald in NYC and the (Harvey) Oswald arrested in Dallas were two different people.

The troublesome witness

The FBI, instead of asking Steven Harris Landesberg (the student) about Oswald or about the people who provided him with information about Oswald, stopped their investigation. They decided there was only one "Steve Landesberg" (AKA Jim Rizzuto, Steven Yves L'Eandes, Steve Landes), and they charged him (the student) with providing false information to the FBI. Stephen H. Landesberg (the student) was committed by Federal Judge John Cannella to 10 days at Bellevue Hospital for psychiatric observation. Being locked up for providing false information to the FBI is understandable. But what is not understandable is the FBI's reluctance to question Landesberg (the student) about the identity of the people who provided him with information about Oswald in late 1961 or 1962, and who paid him to support right-wing causes. However, the FBI's reluctance to ask these questions is very understandable if their motive was to protect a government paid agitator, Steve' Leandes (the actor). The FBI wanted their "inconvenient witness" (the student) to go away as quickly as possible, so they had him placed in confinement at Bellevue. Stephen Richard Landesberg (the actor) was now free of worry to continue his life.

Steven Harris Landesberg's (the student) 10 day commitment to Bellevue makes it appear as though he was mentally unstable, just as the FBI tried to do with numerous troublesome JFK witnesses. When confronted with witness testimony that conflicted with the government's "official story," the bureau would often claim the witness was "incoherent, mentally unstable, delirious, confused, etc." This became the FBI's cover for leads the Bureau did not want to pursue. Throughout their investigation of JFK's assassination the Bureau repeatedly avoided numerous "inconvenient" eyewitnesses to the double lives of LEE and HARVEY including Sylvia Odio, Marita Lorenz, Ralph Leon Yates, and dozens of other witnesses. Odio met one Oswald, who visited her home in Dallas at a time when the other Oswald was allegedly boarding a bus to Mexico City. Lorenz knew LEE Oswald in Florida at a time when HARVEY Oswald was residing in the Soviet Union. Yates gave LEE Oswald (who was carrying a package that he said contained curtain rods) a ride to the TSBD at 10:00 AM, two days before the assassination, while HARVEY Oswald had been working in the same building since 8:00 AM. Desperate attempts were made to discredit these witnesses and expunge the documentary record. These "inconvenient" eyewitnesses were treated with utter contempt by the FBI, Warren Commission, and the HSCA, and their stories were nearly lost to history.

The Coverup

Our national security network, including the FBI, CIA, and the Warren Commission selectively drew upon eyewitnesses and documents that suited their purposes in order to craft the biography of one "Lee Harvey Oswald." In the case of Stephen Harris Landesberg (the student) and Stephen Richard Landesberg (the actor), the FBI did exactly the same thing. With the alleged admission from Stephen Harris Landesberg (the student) that he had used the name "Steven Yves L'Eandes," the Bureau was able to claim these two people were one and the same. In doing so they were able to avoid interviewing people who knew Oswald in NYC in 1961-62 and thereby exposing the two Oswalds. By locating Earl Sheldon Perry, instead of Earl Eugene Perry, the FBI was able to avoid a "troublesome witness" who had contact with L'eandes (the actor) and Oswald in 1961-62. And by searching hotel registration cards for the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, instead of the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, the FBI was able to avoid identifying "Regan," the man who allegedly paid L'eandes (the actor) and Oswald to cause disruptions at liberal rallies. The FBI's coverup was complete. Stephen Harris Landesberg (the student) was now the FBI's one and only suspect, but in reality he was just a "patsy." He took the blame for the disruptive activities of Steve L'eandes (the actor), who all but disappeared from public view until the late 1960s. The FBI had Stephen Harris Landesberg (the student) placed in confinement at Bellevue for 10 days, but one year later all charges against him were dropped.

Stephen Harris Landesberg, MBA from Columbia, successful businessman in Florida

A casual observer, reading only the reports from Marine Corps psychiatrists and his court ordered 10 day confinement at Bellevue, may conclude that Stephen Harris Landesberg had mental problems. But Steven Harris Landesberg (aka Landes) was an honor role student, attended Rutgers, received an MBA from Columbia in 1967, and became a successful businessman in Florida--very different from the "troublesome witness" the FBI had committed to Bellevue in order to suppress his statements about Oswald. In 1978 Steve Landes (Stephen Harris Landesberg) was living in Florida. Information from the 1991 edition of Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives shows that Stephen Landes was employed as the corporate Secretary of the Rocky Mountain Undergarment Co., Inc., and living at 1259 N.W. 16th St. in Boca Raton. In 1998 he was living at 9775 Boca Gardens Circle (Boca Raton) and in 2000 he was living at 533 W. Gulf Beach Dr., in Eastpoint, FL. Landes/Landesberg's parents (George and Edna) relocated to Florida and in the 1990s were living at 6100 S. Falls Circle in Ft. Lauderdale. A check with the Social Security database in 1993 showed that Stephen Landes was using SS number 126 30 3503, the same number issued to Stephen Harris Landesberg in 1955-57.

Stephen Harris Landesberg's US District Court records disappear

In an attempt to learn more about Steven Harris Landesberg's (the student) possible involvement with Oswald the author travelled to the US District Court House for the Southern District of NY at 40 Foley Square in NYC. After locating an index card titled "USA vs. Stephen Harris Landesberg" I requested the court file from Rosemarie Fugnetti, supervisor of the Records Control Division. Ms. Fugnetti soon discovered that two microfilm file records had disappeared, and said that she would request the original "paper" file from their archives/warehouse. After learning that the paper file had also disappeared, she told the author that this was the first and only time she knew of the microfilm case records, and the original "paper copy," disappearing from US District Court files. If the FBI questioned Stephen Harris Landesberg (the student) about his knowledge or involvement with Oswald in 1961-62, or questioned him about the people who paid him to be an "agitator" at liberal rallies, those records disappeared. All federal records relating to his arrest and incarceration have disappeared. The undeniable fact is that these official records, and a thorough FBI investigation, could have provided answers to the true identity of Steve L'eandes (the actor) and of his association with Oswald, yet those records vanished. It is worth remembering that FBI official William Sullivan said, "If Hoover decided there were documents that he didn’t want to come to the light of the public, then those documents would be destroyed and the truth would never be known." The disappearance of all the court records covering the Stephen Richard Landesberg (the actor) and Oswald affair speaks volumes about the degree to which the government would go to suppress the true story of Steve Richard Landesberg (the actor) and Lee Harvey Oswald. If Stephen Richard Landesberg (the actor) was a paid FBI/government agitator in 1961-62, which is likely, then the FBI's reluctance to locate and interview him, and instead frame Stephen Harris Landesberg (the student), is understandable.

Stephen Richard Landesberg conceals his past

A couple of years after the assassination of President Kennedy Steve L'eandes (the actor), wearing a nice suit and tie, saw his friend Al Fowler walking in the Village and approached him. Fowler's friend no longer had a southern accent, and was now openly using the name Stephen (Richard) Landesberg. Landesberg (the actor) offered Fowler $600 to fly to Montreal and bring back a small package, contents unknown. Fowler refused the offer. Years later, in the 1970s, Fowler saw his former friend on television in the Barney Miller TV show. In June, 2015 I spoke at length with poet, author, and historian Ed Sanders, who was a close personal friend of Al Fowler for nearly 20 years. Mr. Sanders said that Fowler insisted, repeatedly, that it was his friend Steve L'eandes (the actor) who had participated in disruptions at various liberal rallies in the Village. A more in-depth account of Fowler and Landesberg (the actor) is described in the book The Glories of the Early '60s, by Ed Sanders.

Al Fowler's friend, Stephen Richard Landesberg (the actor) was born Nov. 23, 1936 (BC #13894). He grew up in the Bronx, where his father ran a small grocery store, and graduated from high school in 1954 (age 17). But after high school in 1954, until his acting debut in 1969 (age 33) with the New York Stickball Comedy Team, Steve Landesberg provided the media with virtually no information. He never provided his middle name and it was not until 1989 that Landesberg finally provided his correct year of birth (after his death many news publications reported his birth year as 1945, instead of 1936). And his middle name (Richard) appeared on only one property record in NYC.

During his 40 year acting career only a few tidbits of information about his young life (age 17-33) are known, and they came directly from the actor himself late in his career. Landesberg told the Detroit Free Press, "Before getting into show business I worked in a lot of hotels, as an assistant credit manager" (remember that Landesberg, the student, told the FBI that L'eandes (the actor) was looking for hotel work in south Florida). The actor told the Alameda (Calif.) Times-Star (2003) that he had served in the military and said, "When I was in the service I was quiet, but in the barracks I'd get crazy." The branch of service, his length of service, his rank, his locations during military service and the dates of his service were not mentioned. The most likely dates of Landesberg's military service would have been after graduation from high school (1954) and prior to the early 1960s. It is worth remembering that L'eandes (the actor) told the Village Voice in 1962 that he was a former US Marine. It is also worth remembering that Stephen Harris Landesberg, the student, told the FBI that he met L'eandes (the actor) when he was in the Marines in 1956.

The actor was also in the National Guard Reserve. After Landesberg's death in 2010 a former acquaintance "Marty Z," posted the following on the Hollywoodland web site (12/21/2010): "Steve and I served in the same NY National Guard Reserve Unit in the early 60’s. At the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx, NY. It was the 742 Ord Battn." During a television interview in the 1990s Steve Landesberg (the actor) made a comment that could explain his reluctance to provide information about his past. During the interview, which was seen by Dallas reporter Earl Golz, Landesberg said that "he was sorry he ever got mixed up with Oswald."  We may never know the extent of Landesberg's (the actor) involvement with Oswald in NYC in 1961-62, or the likelihood that he was a paid FBI/government agitator.But his friendship with Oswald, and their involvement with subversive activities in the Village in the early 1960s, is probably the reason why the actor withheld information about his life from 1954-1969. But the up and coming actor, who would later become a television celebrity, unwittingly became another one of the "inconvenient witnesses" to history, due to his association with Lee Oswald in NYC at the same time Harvey Oswald was in the Soviet Union. Following the assassination of President Kennedy any prior association with Lee Harvey Oswald could have quickly ended an acting career, or worse.

In 1993 I wrote to the actor (address obtained thru voter registration in Calif), identified myself and my interests, and asked him for a response. I (and fellow researcher Jack White) soon received phone calls from a man who identified himself as Tom Walker, who said that he was head of security for Mr. Landesberg. Mr. Walker, or whoever made the call (could have been the actor Landesberg), told me and fellow researcher Jack White to stop researching Steve Landesberg "or else." "OR Else?" Something about Steve Landesberg's past was important enough to threaten JFK researchers to stop investigating the actor's background.

Stephen Harris Landesberg (the student), Stephen Richard Landesberg (the actor), and LEE Oswald were together in 1961-62 (while HARVEY Oswald was in the Soviet Union). What remains unknown is the extent of their involvement. But the past 50 years have allowed us to recognize the remarkable similarities between the political careers and actions of Steven Richard Landesberg and Lee HARVEY Oswald:

* Both young men were interviewed by radio stations concerning their political views-Oswald in New Orleans, and Landesberg in NYC. 
* Both young men were involved with radical organizations-Oswald with the "FPCC" and Landesberg with the "Magnolia Rifles"
* Both young men created confrontations designed to attract media attention-Oswald in New Orleans, and Landesberg in NYC.
* Both young men created confrontations designed to provoke anger and fear-Oswald in New Orleans, and Landesberg in NYC
* Both young men used aliases.
* Both young men promoted political issues on behalf of others.
* Both young men had a second person who was using their names, in the same city, and at the same times.
* Both young men were close to the same age (4 years apart)

Both young men's methods were so similar that one must consider the possibility they were both paid government agitators. We may never understand the relationship between Stephen Harris Landesberg (the student), Stephen Richard Landesberg (the actor), and Lee Oswald. But one or both of these men were involved with Lee Oswald in NYC in late 1961 and/or early 1962 (while Harvey Oswald was in Russia), and this clearly demonstrates the presence of Harvey and Lee in two different locations at the same time. Clearly the story of the two "Steve Landesbergs" raises a lot of questions that may never be satisfactorily answered, but perhaps additional research will provide more answers.

So, the crux of it is that while Harvey was in Russia, American-born Lee Oswald was in New York City in late 1961/early 1962 and was known by both Steve Landesbergs, but particularly by the future actor who had a close association with him and may have lived with him.   

That man, the actor, is dead now. He died in 2010. Who knew that one of the guys from Barney Miller was entrenched in the Two Oswalds saga? He had to know that the LHO whom he knew was not the Oswald of fame. The dates alone told him that. But, there had to be more to it than that. He had to have seen Harvey on tv after his arrest and heard the way his voice sounded. And he had to know from that that he was not the LHO whom he knew.  

Here is the link to John Armstrong's page:



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