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Leonard J. South (1913–2006)

After returning from the Navy in WWII, Leonard (Lenny) South was offered a job in the Warner Bros camera department where he trained to become an assistant cameraman. After learning his craft, he was offered a camera assistant position with Robert (Bobby) Burks, ASC. During his stint as a camera assistant with Mr. Burks, the two worked with Alfred ... See full bio »
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 1999 The Stan Freberg Commercials (Video) (segment "Hitchcock Spoof", as Lenny South)
 1989 Coach (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Bring Me the Head of Stuart Rosebrock (1989) ... (director of photography)
 1986-1988 Designing Women (TV Series) (director of photography - 5 episodes)
- Great Expectations (1988) ... (director of photography)
- 101 Ways to Decorate a Gas Station (1987) ... (director of photography)
- New Year's Daze (1987) ... (director of photography)
- The Beauty Contest (1986) ... (director of photography)
- Designing Women (1986) ... (director of photography)
 1986 Valerie (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Six (1986) ... (director of photography)
 1985 Foley Square (TV Series)
 1983 13 Thirteenth Avenue (TV Movie) (as Lenny South)
 1982 Nine to Five (TV Series)
 1981 Father Murphy (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Establish Thou the Works of Our Hands (1981) ... (director of photography)
- Eggs, Milk and a Dry Bed (1981) ... (director of photography)
 1981 Best of the West (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Reunion (1981) ... (director of photography - as Leonard South)
 1981 Amy
 1980 The Ghosts of Buxley Hall (TV Movie)
 1979-1980 The Associates (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- The Censors (1980) ... (director of photography - as Leonard South)
- The First Day (1979) ... (director of photography)
 1979 The North Avenue Irregulars (director of photography)
 1978 The Jordan Chance (TV Movie) (as Lenny South)
 1977 Terraces (TV Movie) (director of photography - as Leonard South)
 1977 Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (director of photography)
 1977 The Ghost of Cypress Swamp (TV Movie)
 1976 Family Plot (director of photography)
 1975 You Lie So Deep, My Love (TV Movie)
 1975 The Rockford Files (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Claire (1975) ... (director of photography)
 1975 Death Stalk (TV Movie)
 1975 Satan's Triangle (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1974 Hitchhike! (TV Movie)
 1973 Scream, Pretty Peggy (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1973 Linda (TV Movie)
 1971-1973 Night Gallery (TV Series) (director of photography - 9 episodes)
- Hatred Unto Death/How to Cure the Common Vampire (1973) ... (director of photography)
- You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan/Smile, Please (1972) ... (director of photography)
- Green Fingers/The Funeral/The Tune in Dan's Cafe (1972) ... (director of photography)
- The Different Ones/Tell David.../Logoda's Heads (1971) ... (director of photography)
- Cool Air/Camera Obscura/Quoth the Raven (1971) ... (director of photography)
 1973 The Letters (TV Movie)
 1973 Snatched (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1973 A Cold Night's Death (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1972 Home for the Holidays (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1972 Frenzy (uncredited)
 1972 Me and the Chimp (TV Series) (as Leonard South)
  That Girl (TV Series) (25 episodes, 1969 - 1970) (director of photography - 51 episodes, 1968 - 1971)
- The Elevated Woman (1971) ... (director of photography)
- Soot Yourself (1971) ... (director of photography)
- Two for the Money (1971) ... (director of photography)
- Stag Party (1971) ... (director of photography)
- That King (1971) ... (director of photography)
 1968 Hang 'Em High (director of photography - as Leonard South)
 1966-1967 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Pest in the House (1967) ... (director of photography)
- Black Is the Color of My Love's Eye (1966) ... (director of photography)
 1966 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series) (director of photography - 6 episodes)
- Moment of Truth (1966) ... (director of photography)
- None to Weep, None to Mourn (1966) ... (director of photography)
- Little Arnie from Long Ago (1966) ... (director of photography)
- Brotherhood (1966) ... (director of photography)
- Payment Overdue (1966) ... (director of photography)
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Alternate Names:

Lenny South | Leonard G. South | Leonard South

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For many years he served as operating cameraman for director of photography Robert Burks, ASC and many films over the years for director Alfred Hitchcock. See more »

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