Howard Leeds

While there are television critics who would define the work of Howard Leeds as unadulterated pap and lowest common denominator entertainment, it is undeniable that the writer/producer has had his thumb on the pulse of ... Read more »

Filmography

Writer (11)

The George Gobel Show 1957 - 1960, 1985 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Writer

The Rosemary Clooney Show 1957 - 1960, 1985 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Writer

The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1958 - 1960, 1985 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Writer

Silver Spoons 1982 - 1987 (TV Show)

Writer

Tennessee Ernie's Nashville-Moscow Express 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Writer

Bewitched 1964 - 1972 (TV Show)

Writer

The Queen and I 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Creator

The Ugliest Girl in Town 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Writer

McHale's Navy 1962 - 1966 (TV Show)

Writer

The Bing Crosby Show (02/15/64) 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

Writer

Bachelor Father 1957 - 1962 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (8)

Diff'rent Strokes 1978 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Grady 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

The Brady Bunch 1969 - 1974 (TV Show)

Producer

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 1968 - 1970 (TV Show)

Producer

Las Vegas Show 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Producer

My Living Doll 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Producer

The Bill Dana Show 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

Producer

The Buccaneers 1956 - 1958 (TV Show)

Producer
Executive (2)

The Facts of Life 1957 - 1960, 1979 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Development Executive

The Facts of Life Reunion (TV Show)

Development Executive
Director (1)

Small Wonder 1985 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Director
Music (1)

Breakfast in Hollywood (Movie)

(Songwriter)
Actor (1)

Vanessa, Her Love Story (Movie)

Jamie (Actor)

Biography

While there are television critics who would define the work of Howard Leeds as unadulterated pap and lowest common denominator entertainment, it is undeniable that the writer/producer has had his thumb on the pulse of the American TV audience's taste for over 50 years. He started out as a child actor and worked his way up through the ranks of MGM Studios, where he learned the business from the inside. Among his first writing jobs was for the sitcom "Meet Millie" and "The George Gobel Show" in the 1950s. His prolific output kicked in during the 1960s when he wrote for such hits as "My Three Sons", and "Bewitched". He turned to producing around this time as well with the shows "My Living Doll", "The Ghost & Mrs. Muir", and, most successfully, "The Brady Bunch". He sensed the wants of American family audiences and hit his stride in the 1980s when he produced and/or wrote nearly 400 episodes for such kindred-comedy-with-a-twist hits as "Different Strokes", "Silver Spoons", and "The Facts of Life". Leeds was executive producer and writer for the campy cult hit "Small Wonder",a show that garnered a huge underground following, about a young girl robot (shades of the aforementioned "Doll") living with the inventor's suburban family.

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