|Born||May 19, 1928|
Brooklyn, New York
|Occupation||Director, producer, screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Mona Weichman (1955-1976; divorced; 2 children)|
Renne Jarrett (1981-present)
Bruce Bilson (born May 19, 1928) is an American film director and television director. He is most notable for his work as a regular director on the spy spoof Get Smart . He won the 1967-1968 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for the third season Get Smart episode "Maxwell Smart, Private Eye".
Bilson was born in Brooklyn to Jewish parents. His mother, Hattie Bilson (née Dratwa), was an American screenwriter, and his father, George Bilson (1902-1981), was a British producer/writer/director of Ashkenazi Jewish descent who was born in Leeds, England.His brother, Malcolm is a fortepianist and professor of piano at Cornell University.
Bilson graduated from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in 1950.
Bilson married Mona Weichman on August 31, 1955; they divorced in 1976. They had two children, Danny Bilson (born 1956), a film and video game writer/producer and father of Rachel Bilson, and Julie Ahlberg, a film producer.
Bilson married Renne Jarrett in 1981.[ citation needed ]
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