Scorpio Oct 31, 1920 Sonoma County Actor, Producer and Writer
Leonard Freeman was an American television writer and producer whose most famous achievement was the creation of the CBS television network series Hawaii Five-O in 1968, the show was remade in 2010. He appeared in a 1953 episode of the TV series, The Lone Ranger.
The show ran for twelve seasons. At the time that was a record for a crime drama. In 1960, he wrote for the series Route 66; in 1962, he produced The Untouchables. In 1967, he produced the Clint Eastwood western film, Hang 'Em High. A decade earlier, he wrote scripts for the syndicated Men of Annapolis.
Freeman died in 1974 during the sixth season of Hawaii Five-O because of complications from heart surgery.