‘Dallas’ Producer-Writer Dies

Leonard Katzman, a television producer, director and writer who produced more than 350 episodes of “Dallas,” one of the most popular series in television history, died of a heart attack on Thursday at his home in Malibu, Calif. He was 69.

The longtime executive producer of “Dallas,” Katzman also directed and wrote one-third of the episodes that he produced. The show, on CBS in prime time, focused largely on a fictional Texas oil family, the Ewings, and was spiced with sex, intrigue and power-wielding.

“Dallas” ran from 1978 to 1991.

Click here to comment on this story »

Saving for the future

sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.



Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile