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October 31, 1920|
Sonoma County, California, U.S.
|Died||January 20, 1974
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
|Years active||Actor: 1951-1955
|Spouse(s)||Joan Taylor (1953–1974) 1 child|
Leonard Freeman (October 31, 1920 – January 20, 1974) was an American television writer and producer whose most famous achievement was the creation of the CBS television network series Hawaii Five-O in 1968. The show ran for twelve seasons. At the time that was a record for a crime drama. In 1960, he wrote for the series Route 66; in 1962, he produced The Untouchables. In 1967, he produced the Clint Eastwood western film, Hang 'Em High. A decade earlier, he wrote scripts for the syndicated Men of Annapolis.
Freeman died in 1974 during the sixth season of Hawaii Five-O because of complications from heart surgery.
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