Biography

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

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

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender -

Known Credits 35

Birthday 1904-07-26

Day of Death 1979-02-19

Place of Birth -

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Leigh Jacobson
  • Leon Jacobson

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1961 The Choppers Director
1961 The Festival Girls Director
1959 The Go-Getter Director
1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (3 episodes)Director
1955 Science Fiction Theatre (4 episodes)Director
1953 I Led Three Lives (3 episodes)Director
1952 Okinawa Director
1950 Treasury Men in Action (5 episodes)Director
1948 Man from Texas Director
1947 Out of the Blue Director
1947 Lost Honeymoon Director
1946 Meet Me on Broadway Director
1944 Carolina Blues Director
1944 Nine Girls Director
1943 Dangerous Blondes Director
1942 Lady for a Night Director
1941 Three Girls About Town Director
1941 Model Wife Director
1939 Career Director
1939 The Flying Irishman Director
1938 The Mad Miss Manton Director
1937 Wise Girl Director
1937 New Faces of 1937 Director
1936 That Girl From Paris Director
1936 The Bride Walks Out Director
1936 Love on a Bet Director
1935 Love, Honor and Obey (The Law!) Director
1934 Nifty Nurses Director
1934 Super Stupid Director
1934 Bubbling Over Director
1934 The Knife of the Party Director
1933 A Preferred List Director
1933 High Gear Director
1929 Eyes of the Underworld Director

Writing

1934 Nifty Nurses Story
1928 The Shield of Honor Writer

Production

1941 Model Wife Producer

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