Leslie H. Martinson
|Leslie H. Martinson|
|Born||Leslie Halfblack Martinson
January 16, 1915
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
|Other names||Leslie Martinson
|Occupation||Film and television director|
Martinson was born to Gertrude and Lewis Martinson in Boston, Massachusetts on January 16, 1915. He also has a brother named Bertram and was a newspaper journalist before accepting a long-term job as an MGM script clerk in 1936. He began directing TV western series in the early 1950s. His first feature film assignment was Republic Pictures' 1954 film, The Atomic Kid, a Mickey Rooney matinée vehicle. Beginning with episodes of the series Conflict, Martinson became a prolific director for Warner Brothers Television.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Martinson continued directing feature films and episodic television including Maverick, PT 109, Temple Houston, Batman, Mission: Impossible, Mannix, Diff'rent Strokes, and the made for TV movie, Rescue from Gilligan's Island. During the 1980s, Martinson directed episodes of Harper Valley PTA, CHiPs, and Airwolf.
Martinson is President Emeritus of the West Coast Jewish Theatre.
|Year||Award||Result||Category||Film or series|
|1972||Giffoni Film Festival||Won||Golden Gryphon||Batman|
|2006||Golden Boot Awards||Golden Boot||
- Barnes and Noble Biography
- David C. Tucker, Lost Laughs of '50s and '60s Television: Thirty Sitcoms That Faded Off Screen. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland and Company, 2010, pp. 128-135. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
- "West Coast Jewish Theatre Board of Directors". westcoastjewishtheatre.org. Retrieved 2008-11-10.
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