Report Obituaries in the News in General Discussion Posted November 6, 2006 TV Producer of "Route 66" Herbert Leonard Died at age 84 Herbert Leonard was the executive producer and creator of such famous TV shows as "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" 1954-1959, "Naked City" 1958-1963 and of course its great introduction, and "Route 66" which the obituary regarded as his most memorable series, 1960-1964. This show featured Martin Milner and George Maharis (replaced by Glenn Corbett in the last season) as a pair of young men going across America in that great old car. This series was shot on location in about 40 states. He was born in NY City. played college football at New York University and was a navy pilot during WWII.