Fox Story Analyst Garby Leon Dies at 66

Courtesy Calvin Yocum

Earlier, he worked as a development exec for such companies as Silver Pictures and Fox Family Films.

Garby Leon, a story analyst at 20th Century Fox, died April 21 at his home in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer, his friend Calvin Yocum said. He was 66.

Leon worked as director of development in the mid-1990s at Joel Silver's Silver Pictures, where he worked on such films as Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) and The Matrix (1999).

From 1997-99, he served as vp production at Fox Family Films, developing such features as Home Alone 3 (1997), the animated Anastasia (1997) and Drew Barrymore's Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998). 

Leon also worked as a vp production at Dan Curtis Productions and Mosaic Media Group and as a story analyst at Lorimar and Columbia Pictures.

A native of New York, Leon earned his B.A. at Marlboro College in Vermont and his Ph.D. at Harvard.

Survivors include his wife, Shannon, and daughter, Paloma, 12.

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