Stanley Clements (born Stanislaw Klimowicz) (July 16, 1926 - October 16, 1981) was an American actor and comedian.
Stanley realized that he wanted a show-business career while he was in grammar school, and when he graduated he toured in vaudeville for two years. He then joined the touring company of Major Bowe's Amateur Hour. In 1941, he was signed to a contract by 20th Century Fox and appeared in several B films for the studio. After a short stint with the East Side Kids, he set out on his own again, this time landing roles in more prestigious pictures that he had been getting. He was interrupted by military service in World War II, and when he returned in 1945, he began appearing in lower-budgeted films. He starred in a series of action/detective pictures at Allied Artists for producer Ben Schwalb and director Edward Bernds, and when they were looking for a replacement for Leo Gorcey in the Dead End Kids series, they asked Clements to step in.
The series finally ended in 1958, and Clements went on to a steady career of supporting roles in film and TV until his death from emphysema in 1981. He is buried at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.