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Also Known As: Harve Bennett Fischman Died:
Born: August 17, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: producer, executive, screenwriter, actor, journalist, drama critic

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Producer-writer Harve Bennett initially made a name for himself in television, although it was his work on a beloved film franchise that earned him the gratitude of legions of fans for decades to come. Bennett began his career as a television producer for CBS and ABC networks before going into business for himself on programs such as the youth-cop drama "The Mod Squad" (ABC, 1968-1973). From there, he went on to produce a string of made-for-TV movies and genre adventure series, including "The Astronaut" (ABC, 1972) and "The Invisible Man" (NBC, 1975-76). Notably, Bennett served as executive producer on "Rich Man, Poor Man" (ABC, 1975-76), the seminal miniseries that introduced audiences to Nick Nolte. After completing his run on the pop-culture phenomenon "The Six Million Dollar Man" (ABC, 1973-78), he served in the same capacity on such TV-movies as "A Woman Called Golda" (syndicated, 1982). That same year, Bennett produced and developed the story for the hit sequel "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982); regarded by many as the film that saved the venerated sci-fi property. In addition to periodic returns to television, Bennett would oversee the "Star Trek" universe as a producer-writer for its...

Producer-writer Harve Bennett initially made a name for himself in television, although it was his work on a beloved film franchise that earned him the gratitude of legions of fans for decades to come. Bennett began his career as a television producer for CBS and ABC networks before going into business for himself on programs such as the youth-cop drama "The Mod Squad" (ABC, 1968-1973). From there, he went on to produce a string of made-for-TV movies and genre adventure series, including "The Astronaut" (ABC, 1972) and "The Invisible Man" (NBC, 1975-76). Notably, Bennett served as executive producer on "Rich Man, Poor Man" (ABC, 1975-76), the seminal miniseries that introduced audiences to Nick Nolte. After completing his run on the pop-culture phenomenon "The Six Million Dollar Man" (ABC, 1973-78), he served in the same capacity on such TV-movies as "A Woman Called Golda" (syndicated, 1982). That same year, Bennett produced and developed the story for the hit sequel "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982); regarded by many as the film that saved the venerated sci-fi property. In addition to periodic returns to television, Bennett would oversee the "Star Trek" universe as a producer-writer for its next three film installments. One of film and television's unsung heroes, Bennett's contributions could be measured, in part, by the continued popularity of the original "Star Trek" films and their galaxy-hopping progeny.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Star Trek V: the Final Frontier (1989) Starfleet Chief Of Staff
2.
 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) Voice Of Flight Recorder
3.
 NYTV: By the People Who Made It (1998) Interviewee
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Featured on the radio show "Quiz Kids" in the 1940s
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Was columnist for the <i>Chicago Sun Times</i>
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Was associate producer with CBS-TV
1968:
Was producer of ABC series "The Mod Squad"
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Created series "The Young Rebels"
1970:
Executive produced first TV-movie, "The Birdmen" (ABC)
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Was executive producer of "The Six Million Dollar Man" (ABC)
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Excutive produced TV-movie and subsequent spinoff series, "The Invisible Man" (NBC)
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Executive produced "The Bionic Woman" (ABC, then NBC)
1976:
Served as executive producer of NBC series "Gemini Man"
1976:
Was executive producer of ABC miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man"
1978:
Formed partnership with Harris Katleman, Bennett-Katleman Productions
1978:
First series produced under Bennett-Katleman Prodcutions, the short-lived CBS drama series "The American Girls"
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Was executive producer of "From Here to Eternity" miniseries and subsequent weekly series
1979:
Served as executive producer of short-lived ABC series "Salvage 1"
1982:
Produced first feature film, "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (also wrote story)
1982:
Executive produced syndicated miniseries, "A Woman Called Golda"
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Was executive producer of the NBC sci-fi series "The Powers of Matthew Star"
1984:
Was executive producer of "The Jesse Owens Story" for syndication
1984:
Produced "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" (also provided the voice of the flight recorder)
1986:
Wrote and produced "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"
1989:
Produced "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier"; also appeared as Star Fleet commander
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Was executive producer of syndicated series "Time Trax"
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Education

University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -

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wife:
Carole Bennett. Literary agent.

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father:
Yale Fischman. Attorney.
son:
Christopher Bennett.
daughter:
Susan Bennett.
daughter:
Callie Bennett.
daughter:
Samantha Bennett.
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