Leigh Jason (born Leigh Jacobson) was an instructor at UCLA before entering the film business in 1924 as an electrician. He turned to screenwriting in 1926, then changed his name to Leigh Jason when he started directing in 1928. He turned out numerous shorts and B pictures, mainly thrillers and light comedies, up to the 1950s, when he began to devote most of his energies to directing TV series, although he still directed a feature every now and then. He was the brother of director Will Jason.
Date of Birth 26 July 1904, New York City, New York
Date of Death 19 February 1979, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California