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Irwin Allen (I) (1916–1991)

A graduate of New York's Columbia School of Journalism, Irwin Allen was a magazine editor, the producer/director of a radio show and the owner of an advertising agency before entering film production in the 1950s. His documentary, The Sea Around Us (1953), won an Academy Award. A successful TV series producer (The Time Tunnel (1966), Lost in Space... See full bio »

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Lost in Space
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 1986 Outrage! (TV Movie) (producer)
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie) (producer)
 1983 Cave In! (TV Movie) (producer)
 1983 The Night the Bridge Fell Down (TV Movie) (producer)
 1982 Aliens from Another Planet (TV Movie) (producer)
  Code Red (TV Series) (producer - 5 episodes, 1981 - 1982) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1981)
- Burnout (1982) ... (producer)
- From One Little Spark (1982) ... (producer)
- Fireworks (1981) ... (producer)
- Death of a Fireman (1981) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Code Red (1981) ... (producer)
 1980 The Memory of Eva Ryker (TV Movie) (producer)
 1980 When Time Ran Out... (producer)
 1979 Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (producer)
 1979 Hanging by a Thread (TV Movie) (producer)
 1978 The Swarm (producer)
 1978 The Amazing Captain Nemo (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1977 Viva Knievel! (supervising producer - uncredited)
 1977 Fire (TV Movie) (producer)
 1976 Flood (TV Movie) (producer - produced by)
 1976 Time Travelers (TV Movie) (producer)
 1975 Swiss Family Robinson (TV Series) (producer - 1975-1976)
 1975 The Swiss Family Robinson (producer)
 1975 Adventures of the Queen (TV Movie) (producer)
 1974 The Towering Inferno (producer)
 1972 The Poseidon Adventure (producer)
 1971 City Beneath the Sea (TV Movie) (producer)
 1968-1970 Land of the Giants (TV Series) (producer - 51 episodes)
- Graveyard of Fools (1970) ... (producer)
- Wild Journey (1970) ... (producer)
- The Marionettes (1970) ... (producer)
- A Small War (1970) ... (producer)
- Doomsday (1970) ... (producer)
 1969 City Beneath the Sea (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1964-1968 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series) (producer - 110 episodes)
- No Way Back (1968) ... (producer)
- The Death Clock (1968) ... (producer)
- Edge of Doom (1968) ... (producer)
- Attack! (1968) ... (producer)
- Flaming Ice (1968) ... (producer)
 1965-1968 Lost in Space (TV Series) (producer - 84 episodes)
- Junkyard in Space (1968) ... (producer)
- The Great Vegetable Rebellion (1968) ... (producer)
- The Flaming Planet (1968) ... (producer)
- Space Beauty (1968) ... (producer)
- Fugitives in Space (1968) ... (producer)
 1968 The Man from the 25th Century (TV Short) (producer)
 1966-1967 The Time Tunnel (TV Series) (producer - 30 episodes)
- Town of Terror (1967) ... (producer)
- Raiders from Outer Space (1967) ... (producer)
- The Kidnappers (1967) ... (producer)
- Merlin the Magician (1967) ... (producer)
- Attack of the Barbarians (1967) ... (producer)
 1962 Five Weeks in a Balloon (producer)
 1960 The Lost World (producer)
 1959 The Big Circus (producer)
 1957 The Story of Mankind (producer)
 1956 The Animal World (Documentary) (producer)
 1954 Dangerous Mission (producer)
 1953 The Sea Around Us (Documentary) (producer)
 1952 A Girl in Every Port (producer)
 1951 Double Dynamite (co-producer - uncredited) / (producer - uncredited)
 1950 Where Danger Lives (associate producer)
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Pe produced pilot for a proposed sci-fi series for NBC to be called "City Beneath the Sea" which starred Glenn Corbett, Francine York and Lloyd Bochner. The series was rejected, but the concept was recast and became a TV movie in 1971 (_City Beneath the Sea (1971) (TV)_ (v)) with Stuart Whitman in the starring role. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »


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Personal Quote:

I'm not going to run out of disasters. Pick up the daily newspaper -- which is my best source for crisis stories -- and you'll find 10 or 15 every day. People chase fire engines, flock to car crashes. They thrive on tragedy. It's unfortunate, but in my case it's fortunate. The bigger the tragedy, the bigger the audience. See more »


Along with other Hollywood stars, he preferred personal friends of his to star in his movies. Sheila Allen (his wife), Erik L. Nelson and Elizabeth Rogers were some of Irwin Allen's close friends who starred in many of his movies and television series. See more »


Used a helicopter in every one of his disaster epics See more »


The Master of Disaster

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