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Howard Leeds
Howard Leeds
Position Writer
Biographical Information
Full Name Howard Michael Leeds
Birthdate June 27, 1919
Birthplace Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Death Date February 11, 2017 (age 97)
Death Place Los Angeles, California, United States[1]

Howard Leeds was a writer on Bewitched. He wrote five episodes for the series (1965-1967).


Howard Michael Leeds was born on June 27, 1919, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to parents Natalie Goldman and Michael Goldstein. He and his parents immigrated to the United States and settled in Los Angeles, California. In 1932, He acted in a Sherlock Holmes film and production at the Hollywood Bowl. He graduated from Fairfax High School in 1937 and went on to serve as a Sergeant in the Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946.

He returned from the war and went to work at MGM studios where he learned the behind-the-scenes craft of television. For over sixty-seven years, Leeds was involved with television's most successful series, producing and writing hundreds of shows for both film and tape. He served as executive producer and head writer for The Brady Bunch, Different Strokes, and The Ghost of Mrs. Muir, and developed the hit series Facts of Life, Small Wonder and co-created Silver Spoons. His keen sense of humor and writing skills led to many variety specials for top name stars, including Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire, George Gobel, Bing Crosby, Red Skelton, and Benny Hill. His work spanned from the fields of drama, mystery, comedy and musical variety. He worked in both the United States and abroad, including projects in England, France, Switzerland, and Australia.

In his free time, Leeds was an avid fisherman who made regular trips to Mexico, loved time on the golf course at Riviera Country Club, and traveling the world with his family and friends.

Howard Leeds passed away peacefully in his home on February 11, 2017, after a long-term illness. He was 97 years old. Leeds was survived by his wife Joan Hajny-Leeds. He was also survived by his son, John Hajny, his daughter-in-law Kim Hajny and his two grandchildren Jenna and Erin Hajny.[2]


External Link[]


  1. Howard Leeds on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on January 10, 2020.
  2. "Howard Michael Leeds", obituary, Los Angeles Times via, February 28 to March 2, 2017. Retrieved on March 13, 2022, edited.