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Leland Frederick Cooley

Leland Frederick Cooley, American writer. Recipient Christopher award, New York City, 1956. With United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Radio & television Directors Guild (founding member), Dutch Treat Club-West (founding member), Academy of television Arts and Sciences, Writers Guild of America West, Authors League and Authors Guild, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (past president).

Background

  • Cooley, Leland Frederick was born on June 8, 1909 in Oakland, California, United States. Son of Arthur Montague and Anita Beatrice (Lewis) Cooley.

  • Career

    • With Merchant Marine, South Pacific and worldwide, 1926-1929. Associate editor Station KNX News Department, Hollywood, California, 1932-1936. Correspondent Transradio Press, Europe, 1936.

      Newscaster sports and special events KHJ Mutual Network, Los Angeles, 1937. Technical director Paramount Pictures, Hollywood, California, 1937-1938. Writer and master of ceremonies Andre Kostelanetz Show, Station Columbia Broadcasting System Radio, New York City, 1939-1940.

      Director daytime radio and experimental television Ruthrauff & Ryan, Advertising, 1940-1946. Director television McCann-Erickson Advertising, 1946-1950. Producer-director-writer Perry Como Show, Columbia Broadcasting System television Network, New York City, 1950-1956.

      Executive producer Paramount television, Station KTLA, Hollywood, California, 1957-1958.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: historical research, gold prospecting.

    Works

    • Judgment at Red Creek (An Evans Novel of the West)
    • When the Volunteer Texas Mounted Rifles under Confederate General Henry Sibley were defeated at Glorietta Pass in New Mexico Territory, Captain Asa Adams realized that Northern victory was only a matter of time.
    • California Mushrooms
    • California is one of the most ecologically rich and diverse regions of North America, and home to hundreds of species of mushrooms.

    Membership

    With United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Radio & television Directors Guild (founding member), Dutch Treat Club-West (founding member), Academy of television Arts and Sciences, Writers Guild of America West, Authors League and Authors Guild, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (past president).

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: historical research, gold prospecting.

    Connections

    • Married Regina Francoise Verreth. Children: Pamela Lee, Allison Smith Cooley. Step-children: Michael Dunn, Elizabeth Dunn.
    • father: Arthur Montague Cooley
    • mother: Anita Beatrice (Lewis) Cooley
    • spouse: Regina Francoise Verreth
    • children: Pamela Lee Cooley
    • Allison Smith Cooley
    • Michael Dunn Cooley
    • Elizabeth Dunn Cooley
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    Nationality
    • 1926 - 1929
      With Merchant Marine
    • 1932 - 1936
      associate, editor Station KNX News Department
      Hollywood, Florida, United States
    • 1936
      correspondent Transradio Press
      Europe
    • 1937 - 1938
      technical director, Paramount Pictures
      Hollywood, Florida, United States
    • 1937
      newscaster sports and special events KHJ Mutual Network
    • 1939 - 1940
      writer, and master of ceremonies Andre Kostelanetz Show
    • 1940 - 1946
      director, daytime radio and experimental television Ruthrauff & Ryan
    • 1946 - 1950
      director, television McCann-Erickson Advertising
    • 1950 - 1956
      producer-director-writer, Perry Como Show
    • 1957 - 1958
      executive, producer Paramount television
      Hollywood, Florida, United States
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