Log In

Leland Frederick Cooley Edit Profile

writer

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, New York City, 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.

Achievements

  • Avocations: historical research, gold prospecting. M C.

Works

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).

Interests

  • Other 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