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Laurence Heath (1928–2007)

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On February 23, 1963, Heath - then known by his birth name of Leonard Heideman - killed his wife, Dolores Hearn, whom he had married in 1955. They had gotten into an argument and had physically assaulted each other. Heath grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed her several times. Either just before or just after the killing, Heath attempted ...

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  Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes, 1992 - 1996) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1996) (story - 1 episode, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Race to Death (1996) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Murder in Tempo (1996) ... (teleplay)
- Kendo Killing (1996) ... (written by)
- Murder a la Mode (1995) ... (written by)
- The Scent of Murder (1995) ... (written by)
 1995 Dazzle (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1989 Triumph of the Spirit (screenplay)
 1986-1987 Dynasty (TV Series) (story - 28 episodes)
- Shadow Play (1987) ... (story)
- The Affair (1987) ... (story)
- The Confession (1987) ... (story)
- The Sublet (1987) ... (story)
- Valez (1987) ... (story)
 1986 Sins (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (writer)
 1985 Christopher Columbus (TV Mini-Series)
  Code Red (TV Series) (created by - 1 episode, 1982) (writer - 1 episode, 1981)
- Burnout (1982) ... (created by)
- Code Red (1981) ... (writer)
 1981 Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls (TV Movie) (written for television by)
 1980 The Memory of Eva Ryker (TV Movie)
 1980 Stunts Unlimited (TV Movie)
 1979 Steeletown (TV Movie)
 1978 The Beasts Are on the Streets (TV Movie)
 1978 Ski Lift to Death (TV Movie) (written by)
 1977 Seventh Avenue (TV Mini-Series) (written for television by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (written for television by)
 1976 Most Wanted (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1976) ... (teleplay)
 1975 Khan! (TV Series)
  The Magician (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1974) (writer - 1 episode, 1973)
- Pilot (1973) ... (writer)
 1973 Call to Danger (TV Movie)
  Mission: Impossible (TV Series) (written by - 20 episodes, 1966 - 1970) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1970 - 1972) (story - 1 episode, 1972)
- Double Dead (1972) ... (teleplay)
- Committed (1972) ... (story)
- Homecoming (1970) ... (written by)
- The Innocent (1970) ... (teleplay)
- Death Squad (1970) ... (written by)
 1968-1969 Lancer (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Great Humbug (1969) ... (writer)
- The Lawman (1968) ... (writer)
 1968 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Ways of Love (1968) ... (written by)
 1967-1968 The Invaders (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- The Life Seekers (1968) ... (written by)
- Counter-Attack (1968) ... (written by)
- The Captive (1967) ... (written by)
- Condition: Red (1967) ... (written by)
 1967 Mannix (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Beyond the Shadow of a Dream (1967) ... (teleplay)
 1962-1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Run Softly, Oh Softly (1963) ... (as Leonard Heideman)
- The Target Over the Hill (1962) ... (as Leonard Heideman)
 1962 The Beachcomber (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Home to Roost (1962) ... (teleplay - as Leonard Heideman)
 1961 The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Fabulous Flopper (1961) ... (as Leonard Heideman)
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Date with Death (1961) ... (written by - as Leonard Heideman)
- The Body Beautiful (1961) ... (written by - as Leonard Heideman)
- The Heiress (1961) ... (written by - as Leonard Heideman)
  Checkmate (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1960 - 1961) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1960)
- A Matter of Conscience (1961) ... (story - as Leonard Heideman)
- Moment of Truth (1960) ... (story - as Leonard Heideman) / (teleplay - as Leonard Heideman)
  Bonanza (TV Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1960) (story - 1 episode, 1960)
- Day of Reckoning (1960) ... (story - as Leonard Heideman) / (teleplay - as Leonard Heideman)
- The Stranger (1960) ... (teleplay - as Leonard Heideman)
- The Spanish Grant (1960) ... (teleplay - as Leonard Heideman)
 1960 This Man Dawson (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Arson Ring (1960) ... (written by - as Leonard Heideman)
- Get Dawson (1960) ... (written by - as Leonard Heideman)
 1959 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Heritage of Anger (1959) ... (written by - as Leonard Heideman)
  Flight (TV Series) (11 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Chaplin Story (1959) ... (as Leonard Heideman)
- Experiment Oxygen (1958) ... (as Leonard Heideman)
- Typhoon Chasers ... (as Leonard Heideman)
- Three Men ... (as Leonard Heideman)
- The Snark ... (as Leonard Heideman)
 1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Scalp Hunters (1959) ... (story - as Leonard Heideman)
 1958 The Rough Riders (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Murderous Sutton Gang (1958) ... (written by - as Leonard Heideman)
  Panic! (TV Series) (1 episode, 1958) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958)
- Fingerprints (1958) ... (teleplay - as Leonard Heideman)
- Patrol (1958) ... (as Leonard Heideman)
 1958 Target (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Deadly Deception (1958) ... (written by - as Leonard Heideman)
 1957-1958 Tombstone Territory (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Outlaw's Bugle (1958) ... (as Leonard Heideman)
- Sermons and Six Guns (1957) ... (as Leonard Heideman)
  Men of Annapolis (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (written by - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958)
- Fast Gun (1958) ... (as Leonard Heideman)
- Rapid Fire (1958) ... (written by - as Leonard Heideman)
- The Bronte Brothers (1957) ... (written by - as Leonard Heideman)
- Seawall (1957) ... (as Leonard Heideman)
- Look Alike ... (as Leonard Heideman)
 1957 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Gordon Wallace Case (1957) ... (as Leonard Heideman)
 1957 Valerie (original screenplay - as Leonard Heideman)
 1957 Dr. Christian (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Secret (1957) ... (written by - as Leonard Heideman)
- Vaccine (1957) ... (written by - as Leonard Heideman)
 1956 Canyon Crossroads (screenplay - as Leonard Heideman) / (story - as Leonard Heideman)
  The Man Called X (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1956) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- Voice on Tape (1956)
- Switzerland (1956)
- Embassy (1956)
- Afghanistan (1956) ... (writer - as Leonard Heidman)
 1956 Highway Patrol (TV Series) (screenplay - 2 episodes)
- Motel Robbery (1956) ... (screenplay - as Leonard Heideman)
- Hot Rod (1956) ... (screenplay - as Leonard Heideman)
  The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1956) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1956)
- Victor Hugo (1956) ... (story - as Leonard Haideman)
- A Matter of Justice (1956) ... (teleplay - as Leonard Haideman)
 1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Uncle Sam's C Men (1956) ... (as Leonard Heideman)
  I Led 3 Lives (TV Series) (6 episodes, 1955 - 1956) (script - 4 episodes, 1954 - 1955)
- New Member (1956) ... (as Leonard Heiderman)
- Eva Purged (1956) ... (as Leonard Heiderman)
- Airman (1956) ... (as Leonard Heiderman)
- The Mother in Law (1956) ... (as Leonard Heideman)
- Stolen Passport (1955) ... (as Leonard Heiderman)
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series) (as Leonard Heideman)
  Treasury Men in Action (TV Series) (1 episode, 1955) (written by - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Case of the Deadly Dilemma (1955) ... (written by - as Leonard Heideman)
- The Case of the Fatal Error (1955) ... (as Leonard Heideman)
 1954 Animal Farm (uncredited)
 1954 Lassie (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Carnival (1954) ... (story - as Leonard Heideman)
 1954 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Rin Tin Tin and the Raging River (1954) ... (written by - as Leonard Heidman)
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Perished Leaves (1954) ... (as Leonard Heideman)
- Final Round (1954) ... (as Leonard Heideman)
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Long Shot (1953) ... (written by - as Leonard Heideman)
 1952 Walk East on Beacon! (additional writing - as Leonard Heideman)
 1952 Orient Express (TV Series) (as Leonard Haideman)
 1951 The Whistle at Eaton Falls (uncredited)
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On February 23, 1963, Heath - then known by his birth name of Leonard Heideman - killed his wife, Dolores Hearn, whom he had married in 1955. They had gotten into an argument and had physically assaulted each other. Heath grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed her several times. Either just before or just after the killing, Heath attempted suicide (it was never conclusively established as ... See more »

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