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Barbara Dunn-Leonard

Date of passing: 
November 09, 2017

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Obituary: 

Barbara Dunn-Leonard was an entertainment executive who worked primarily in television.

Dunn-Leonard worked in senior management at Ralph Edwards Productions from 1983 until her retirement in 2009. She was best known for co-producing The People’s Court with Stu Billett Productions and for working in the early days of the radio and television industries, including her work on shows such as Truth or Consequences.

Barbara Dunn-Leonard was an entertainment executive who worked primarily in television.

Dunn-Leonard worked in senior management at Ralph Edwards Productions from 1983 until her retirement in 2009. She was best known for co-producing The People’s Court with Stu Billett Productions and for working in the early days of the radio and television industries, including her work on shows such as Truth or Consequences.

During her 26-year tenure at Ralph Edwards Productions, Dunn-Leonard held a variety of roles, most recently as president. She served at the company as director of development of programming and marketing; producer of TV shows and live events; and manager of Ralph Edwards Production’s library. Additionally, she held the position of co-executive producer for a series of This is Your Life NBC specials as well as This is Your Life: The Classics, a 52-episode reprise for AMC.

She also served as co-executive producer/producer of the 1997 animated film Annabelle’s Wish.

Dunn-Leonard died November 9, 2017, in Riverside, CA. She was 60.

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