Throughout his career, producer Herbert Leonard was involved with hundreds of television and motion picture projects. The
collection consists of television and motion picture scripts, production material, correspondence, budgets, contracts, and
Herbert B. Leonard was born in New York City on Oct. 8, 1922. He began his career in the entertainment industry working for
Columbia pictures in 1940, served in World War II as a naval aviator from 1941-46, and resumed his career in the late 1940's
as a production manager for Sam Katzman Productions. Leonard left Sam Katzman Productions to form Herbert B. Leonard Productions
in 1954,subsequently producing the popular children's television series
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. Over the next 20 years, Leonard formed multiple production companies including Norbert Productions, Inc. with Norman Blackburn,
Lancer Productions, Wilbert Productions, Inc. with Cinefilm Inc., Shelle Processions, Inc., and Leonard Films, Inc. Throughout
his career he produced hundreds of television and motion picture projects including such television series as
Tales of Bengal Lancers ,
Naked City and
Route 66 and the motion picture
Popi for United Artists. Leonard died on October 14 2006 of cancer.
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