Saturday, July 14, 2012

RIP Don Brinkley


Don Brinkley, a noted television writer and the stepfather of supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley, has died. He was 91.

A spokeswoman for Brinkley said her stepfather died on Saturday in Sag Harbor, N.Y.

Don Brinkley was a television writer and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years.

His credits included "Trapper John, M.D.," and such 1950s and 1960s staples as "Wanted: Dead or Alive," ''The Untouchables," ''Ben Casey," ''Rawhide," ''The Fugitive," ''The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and "Medical Center."

In 1988, he was honored by the Museum of Broadcasting in New York.

He also was a journalist for CBS Radio News.

He is survived by his second wife, Marge, and two children — Christie, who was adopted by Don — and Greg. He had two children with his first wife Lois. His grandchildren include musician Alexa Ray Joel.

BRINKLEY, Don
Born: 3/9/1921, Bronx, New York, U.S.A.
Died: 7/14/2012, Sag Harbor, New York, U.S.A.

Don Brinkley's westerns - screenwriter:
The Cisco Kid (TV) - 1952
Have Gun - Will Travel (TV) - 1957, 1958
Tombstone Territory (TV) - 1958
Boots and Saddles (TV) - 1958
Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV) - 1958, 1959, 1960
Bat Masterson (TV) - 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961
The Rough Riders (TV) - 1959
Stagecoach West (TV) - 1960
Rawhide (TV) - 1964
The Virginian (TV) - 1965, 1966
Lancer (TV) - 1968, 1969
The Outcasts (TV) - 1969

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