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Dick Bensfield (1926–2016)

Dick Bensfield was born on June 18, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Richard Edward Bensfield. He was a writer and producer, known for The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952), One Day at a Time (1975) and Mayberry R.F.D. (1968). He was married to Donna. He died on June 24, 2016. See full bio »

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 1990 Ann Jillian (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Crush (1990) ... (written by)
  227 (TV Series) (written by - 11 episodes, 1985 - 1989) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1985)
- For Richer, for Poorer (1989) ... (written by)
- Looking Back (1988) ... (written by)
- Low Noon (1987) ... (written by)
- The Handwriting on the Wall (1987) ... (written by)
- Come Into My Parlor (1986) ... (written by)
 1985 Double Trouble (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Day of the Rose (1985) ... (written by)
  One Day at a Time (TV Series) (written by - 44 episodes, 1975 - 1984) (story by - 5 episodes, 1976 - 1984) (teleplay by - 5 episodes, 1976 - 1984)
- Another Man's Shoes (1984) ... (written by)
- Off We Go (1984) ... (written by)
- The Nearness of You (1984) ... (written by)
- Ave Romano (1984) ... (story by)
- Woman of the House (1984) ... (written by)
 1983 The New Odd Couple (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Grave for Felix (1983) ... (written by)
  Hello, Larry (TV Series) (created by - 38 episodes, 1979 - 1980) (written by - 3 episodes, 1979) (story by - 2 episodes, 1979)
- Yearning (1980) ... (creator)
- The Protege (1980) ... (creator)
- The Rock Star: Part 2 (1980) ... (creator)
- The Rock Star: Part 1 (1980) ... (creator)
- Larry's Mid Life Crisis: Part 3 (1980) ... (creator)
 1977 The Fosters (TV Series) (original script - 1 episode)
- The Nude (1977) ... (original script)
 1976 Popi (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Man's Best Amigo (1976) ... (written by)
  Good Times (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1975) (teleplay by - 2 episodes, 1975) (story by - 1 episode, 1975)
- The Mural (1975) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
- Love in the Ghetto (1975) ... (written by)
- Operation Florida (1975) ... (written by)
- Thelma's Scholarship (1975) ... (written by)
- The Nude (1975) ... (teleplay by)
 1974-1975 Happy Days (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes)
- The Other Richie Cunningham (1975) ... (written by)
- Not with My Sister, You Don't (1974) ... (written by)
- Wish Upon a Star (1974) ... (written by)
- Give the Band a Hand (1974) ... (written by)
- The Lemon (1974) ... (written by)
 1975 Three for the Road (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fear (1975) ... (writer)
 1975 Maude (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Emergence of Vivian (1975) ... (written by)
 1975 The Jeffersons (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- George's Family Tree (1975) ... (written by)
 1970-1974 The Odd Couple (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- The Frog (1974) ... (written by)
- Myrna's Debut (1973) ... (written by)
- Good, Bad Boy (1972) ... (written by)
- Felix, the Calypso Singer (1971) ... (written by)
- Murray the Fink (1971) ... (written by)
 1972-1974 The Partridge Family (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- ...---... (S.O.S.) (1974) ... (written by - as Richard Bensfield)
- Keith and Lauriebelle (1974) ... (written by - as Richard Bensfield)
- Danny Converts (1974) ... (written by - as Richard Bensfield)
- Danny Drops Out (1974) ... (written by - as Richard Bensfield)
- Double Trouble (1973) ... (written by - as Richard Bensfield)
 1973-1974 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (TV Series) (story - 3 episodes)
- Alice's Freedom (1974) ... (story - as Richard Bensfield)
- Chet's Pad (1973) ... (story - as Richard Bensfield)
- Jamie's Project (1973) ... (story - as Richard Bensfield)
 1973 The Girl with Something Extra (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- No Benefit of Doubt (1973) ... (story)
  Love, American Style (TV Series) (4 episodes, 1971 - 1973) (written by - 1 episode, 1971)
- Love and the Face Bow/Love and the Impossible Gift/Love and the Love Kit (1973) ... (segment "Love and the Face Bow")
- Love and Formula 26B/Love and the Loud Mouth/Love and the Penal Code (1971) ... (segment "Love and Formula 26B")
- Love and the Arctic Station/Love and the Pulitzer Prize/Love and the Tattoo (1971) ... (written by - segment "Love and the Arctic Circle")
 1973 Big Daddy (TV Movie)
 1973 Ozzie's Girls (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Candidate (1973) ... (screenplay)
 1971 Getting Together (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Blue Christmas (1971) ... (written by)
- Why Do Fools Fall in Love? (1971) ... (written by)
 1971 Funny Face (TV Series) (1 episode)
  Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series) (written by - 32 episodes, 1968 - 1971) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1970)
- Mike's Car (1971) ... (written by)
- Howard, the Swinger (1971) ... (written by)
- Goober, the Elder (1971) ... (written by)
- The World Traveler (1971) ... (written by)
- The Moon Rocks (1971) ... (written by)
 1970 Make Room for Granddaddy (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Teen Idol (1970)
 1969-1970 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- One Jeannie Beats Four of a Kind (1970) ... (written by)
- Jeannie and the Curious Kid (1970) ... (written by)
- Mrs. Djinn Djinn (1970) ... (written by)
- Jeannie and the Bachelor Party (1969) ... (written by)
 1969 The Good Guys (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- To Catch a Rufus (1969) ... (written by)
 1968-1969 The Doris Day Show (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Tournament (1969) ... (written by)
- Dinner for Mom (1968) ... (written by)
 1967-1968 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Sam for Town Council (1968) ... (written by)
- Emmett's Anniversary (1968) ... (written by - as Richard Bensfield)
- Aunt Bee's Big Moment (1968) ... (written by)
- Howard's New Life (1967) ... (written by)
- Aunt Bee's Cousin (1967) ... (written by)
 1967 Accidental Family (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Sandy Gets Tough (1967) ... (written by)
 1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Lucy and the Submarine (1966) ... (written by - as Richard Bensfield)
  The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (screenplay - 154 episodes, 1957 - 1966) (story line - 46 episodes, 1954 - 1960) (story - 22 episodes, 1957 - 1959) (additional dialogue - 20 episodes, 1954 - 1960) (television play - 16 episodes, 1952 - 1965) (story line and additional dialogue - 6 episodes, 1957 - 1959) (storyline - 4 episodes, 1957 - 1959) (story and additional dialogue - 3 episodes, 1958) (added dialogue - 3 episodes, 1954 - 1955) (writer - 2 episodes, 1956) (written by - 1 episode, 1962) (storyline writer - 1 episode, 1957)
- The Game Room (1966) ... (screenplay)
- Ozzie, the Babysitter (1966) ... (screenplay)
- Dave's Other Office (1966) ... (screenplay)
- Rick's Assistant (1966) ... (screenplay)
- Waiting for Joe (1966) ... (screenplay)
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