Leonard Freeman

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 ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (10)

Hawaii Five-O 1968 - 1980 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Visions... 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Men at Law 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hawaii Five-O 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Producer

Hang 'Em High 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

Route 66 1960 - 1964 (TV Show)

Producer

The Untouchables 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Claudelle Inglish 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gold of the Seven Saints 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cry Rape! (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (7)

Hawaii Five-O 2010 - 2017 (TV Show)

Source Material

Hang 'Em High 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Alcoa/Goodyear Theater 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)

Writer

Claudelle Inglish 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gold of the Seven Saints 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Turn of Fate 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Writer

The All American 1953 (Movie)

(From Story)

Biography

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.

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