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Leslie H. Martinson


Renowned film and television director Leslie H. Martinson died September 3, 2016 at the age of 101. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 16, 1915, and moved  to Hollywood to begin his career as a script supervisor on such films as Easter Parade and The Pirate.  He is best known for directing films such as PT109, Batman (1966), Lad: A Dog, The Atomic Kid, For Those Who Think Young, and Mrs. Polifax, Spy.  He began his career directing  The Roy Rogers Show, with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, and episodics such as Maverick, Cheyenne, Quincy, Dallas, Chips, Love American Style and The Brady Bunch.  He received the Griffoni Award for Batman and The Golden Boot Award for his work in western tv shows.  He died surrounded by his family, and is survived by his wife, Constance, daughter, Julianna, son-in-law, Douglas, grandson, Richard, and brother Burt.  Service at  Temple Israel Cemetery, 492 North Ave., Wakefield, on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 12:00 noon. For more information, please go to  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations to be made to OPICA Adult Day Care, 11759 Missouri Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025.


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