Bruce Bilson

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Bruce Bilson
Born (1928-05-19) May 19, 1928 (age 93)
Brooklyn, New York
Alma mater UCLA
Occupation Director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1955-2006
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".

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Life and career

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. [1] 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. [2] [3]

Family

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. [4]

Bilson married Renne Jarrett in 1981.[ citation needed ]

Filmography

Film

Television

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References

  1. Bruce Bilson Biography, filmreference.com; accessed May 23, 2017.
  2. "DONOR HONOR ROLL 2017". UCLA School of TFT. 2017-08-11. Retrieved 2019-05-21.
  3. Leszczak, Bob (2014-08-23). The Odd Couple on Stage and Screen: A History with Cast and Crew Profiles and an Episode Guide. McFarland. ISBN   9781476615394.
  4. "Julie Ahlberg". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-05-21.
  5. "Two Chairs No Waiting 363: Neal Brower Interviews Bruce Bilson 2011 (Part 4)". imayberry.com.