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Leonard Katzman

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  • Birthday: Sep 2, 1927
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  • Leonard Katzman left his native New York to move to Los Angeles in his teens. He got his start in the film industry working as an assistant director on the serials Batman, Superman, and Brenda Starr for his uncle Sam Katzman, a producer. Katzman later became a television director during the medium's early years. He later spent 20 years working with the CBS network on such series as Gunsmoke, The Wild, Wild West, and Hawaii Five-0, but he is best known for Dallas. Katzman produced 365 episodes of the popular nighttime soap and also wrote and directed a few episodes. His three children also took part in the show's production. Katzman died in his Malibu home of an apparent heart attack on September 5, 1996; he was 69.

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Dallas: J.R. Returns Director Executive Producer 1996
No Score Yet Space Probe Taurus Director 1965

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

75% Dallas
2012-2014
Producer
  • 2012
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
Executive Producer Producer Director
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Producer Director
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1966
No Score Yet Logan's Run
1977-1978
Producer
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
Executive Producer

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