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Leigh Chapman (I) (1939–2014)

Leigh Chapman was born Rosa Lee Chapman on March 29, 1939 in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Following graduation from Winthrop College in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Chapman moved to Los Angeles, California in the early 1960's. Her first job was working as a secretary at the William Morris Agency. Leigh acted in a few TV shows -- most notably a ... See full bio »

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The Octagon
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Storm and Sorrow
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  Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1993) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1993) (written by - 1 episode, 1993)
- Storm Warning (1993) ... (story - as Louise McCarn) / (teleplay - as Louise McCarn)
- One Riot, One Ranger (1993) ... (written by - as Louise McCarn)
 1990 Storm and Sorrow (TV Movie) (book) / (teleplay)
 1990 Impulse (screenplay)
 1981 ...All the Marbles (uncredited)
 1980 The Octagon (screenplay) / (story)
 1979 Boardwalk (writer)
 1979 Steel (writer)
 1974 Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (screenplay)
 1974 Truck Turner (uncredited)
 1968 Mod Squad (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Guru (1968) ... (written by)
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Galloping Skin Game (1968) ... (story)
  The Wild Wild West (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 1966 - 1968) (story - 1 episode, 1966)
- The Night of the Amnesiac (1968) ... (writer)
- The Night of the Arrow (1967) ... (writer)
- The Night of the Turncoat (1967) ... (writer)
- The Night of the Vicious Valentine (1967) ... (writer)
- The Night of the Poisonous Posey (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 Mission: Impossible (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Fakeout (1966) ... (written by)
 1966 My Favorite Martian (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Martin's Revoltin' Development (1966) ... (written by)
 1965 A Swingin' Summer (screenplay)
 1964-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Who Killed Wimbledon Hastings? (1965) ... (writer)
- Who Killed Lenore Wingfield? (1964) ... (writer)
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Louise McCarn

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I wrote action-adventure. I couldn't write a romantic comedy or a chick flick if my life depended on it. I could write a love story, but it would have to be a Casablanca type of love story, and some people would have to die.


Her first TV script was written for Burke's Law (1963), followed by scripts for Dr. Kildare (1961) and My Favorite Martian (1963). Her first movie script was for A Swingin' Summer (1965), starring Raquel Welch and James Stacy. See more »

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