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      Leonard Freeman

      Highest Rated: 92% Hang 'Em High (1968)

      Lowest Rated: 92% Hang 'Em High (1968)

      Birthday: Oct 31, 1920

      Birthplace: Sonoma County, California, USA

      The creator of the long-running police drama "Hawaii Five-0," Leonard Freeman was a television writer and producer who made the occasional foray into film. Freeman began writing for television during the 1950s, penning episodes of the family show "Lassie" and the military drama "Men of Annapolis." In the early '60s, he gained wider recognition as a writer on "Route 66," and he also produced one episode of the series. Freeman had a particularly busy year in '68, with the release of "Hang 'Em High," a Clint Eastwood Western that he both wrote and produced, as well as the debut of his TV series "Hawaii Five-0." The popular island-themed cop show aired for 12 seasons, but Freeman didn't live to see many of them, since he died from heart problems in '74. In 2010, a high-profile TV revival of "Hawaii Five-0" was launched, and Freeman was appropriately credited for his signature creation.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Visions... Producer - 1972
      92% 73% Hang 'Em High Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0 Producer - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Claudelle Inglish Producer - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gold of the Seven Saints Producer - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls in the Night Joe Spurgeon (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Steel Town Writer - 1952

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 70% Hawaii Five-0 Writer 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Producer 1964-1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Writer 1961-1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Executive Producer 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn of Fate Writer 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Director,
      Writer
      1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1953