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Also Known As: Died: April 24, 1998
Born: February 3, 1924 Cause of Death: complications of emergency angioplasty
Birth Place: Washington, Washington D.C., USA Profession: Writer ...
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1939:
Won a high school playwriting contest earning a ticket to Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre; sold Welles his play "The Mechanical Rat" at age 15
1942:
Joined the US Air Corps and served as an officer
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Studied at Yale Drama School and the American Theatre Wing after World War II
1953:
Had his Off-Broadway debut with "Bullfight"
1958:
Had a successful Broadway run with the romantic comedy "Marriage-Go-Round", starring Charles Boyer and Claudette Colbert
1958:
Wrote, co-produced and directed his first film "Private Property"; met his first wife Kate Manx
1958:
Wrote the Paul Newman Western drama "The Left-Handed Gun"
1960:
Adapted his play "Marriage-Go-Round" into a film starring Susan Hayward and James Mason
1962:
Worked as executive producer on the NBC Western "The Virginian"
1962:
Wrote the action film "Heroes Island" starring James Mason
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Co-created, directed, wrote and produced the sci-fi anthology TV series "The Outer Limits" (ABC)
1965:
Directed and wrote the horror film "Incubus", featuring Esperanto dialogue
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Produced and wrote the Robert Wagner adventure series "It Takes A Thief" (ABC)
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Produced and wrote "Name of the Game" (NBC), a crime-drama series with Gene Barry and Tony Franciosa
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Produced and wrote NBC's "McCloud" starring Dennis Weaver
1972:
Produced and wrote the NBC movie "Search" and its subsequent series
1976:
Produced and wrote the TV-movie "The Gemini Man" (NBC) and its subsequent sci-fi adventure series
1977:
Produced and wrote the mystery TV-movie "Stonestreet: Who Killed the Centerfold Model?" (NBC)
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Was surpervising producer on the ABC sci-fi adventure series "Battlestar Galactica"
1979:
Wrote the film "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" and acted as supervising producer on the 1979-1980 NBC TV series
1980:
Formed Empress Productions with Los Angeles Rams owner Georgia Frontiere, producing plays for the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC
1984:
Wrote the jungle queen film "Sheena" starring Tanya Roberts
1988:
Was supervising producer on NBC's action adventure series "The Highwayman"
1991:
Established the Leslie Stevens Fellowships for Television Writing to encourage new talent
1991:
Wrote the film "Return to the Blue Lagoon"
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Was a program consultant on Showtime's new version of "The Outer Limits"
1994:
Produced and wrote the family comedy feature "Gordy"
1996:
Produced and wrote the syndicated TV-movie "Tarzan's Return"

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