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Don Brinkley (1921–2012)


Don Brinkley was born on March 9, 1921 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Donald Alan Brinkley. He was a writer and producer, known for Trapper John, M.D. (1979), Medical Center (1969) and Beach Patrol (1959). He was married to Marge Brinkley and Lois Annette Beard. He died on July 14, 2012 in Sag Harbor, New York. See full bio »

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 1988 Divided We Stand (TV Movie)
  Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series) (developed for television by - 151 episodes, 1979 - 1986) (writer - 8 episodes, 1979 - 1981) (teleplay - 5 episodes, 1979 - 1986)
- Elusive Butterfly (1986) ... (developed for television by)
- Strange Bedfellows (1986) ... (developed for television by)
- Research and Destroy (1986) ... (developed for television by)
- Self-Diagnosis (1986) ... (developed for television by) / (teleplay)
- The Curmudgeon (1986) ... (developed for television by)
 1982 Family in Blue (TV Movie)
 1976 Executive Suite (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Re: What Are Patterns For? (1976) ... (writer)
- Re: A Day Full of Surprises (1976) ... (writer)
- Re: The Serpent's Tooth (1976) ... (writer)
  Medical Center (TV Series) (written by - 22 episodes, 1969 - 1976) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1971 - 1974) (writer - 1 episode, 1972)
- Major Annie, MD (1976) ... (written by)
- Life, Death and Mrs. Armbruster (1976) ... (written by)
- No Way Home (1975) ... (written by)
- Heel of the Tyrant (1974) ... (written by)
- Tainted Lady (1974) ... (teleplay)
  The F.B.I. (TV Series) (written by - 9 episodes, 1965 - 1971) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1966 - 1967) (story - 1 episode, 1967)
- Turnabout (1971) ... (written by)
- The Impersonator (1970) ... (written by)
- Escape to Terror (1970) ... (written by)
- The Dealer (1970) ... (written by)
- The Prey (1969) ... (written by)
  The Interns (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1971) (writer - 1 episode, 1970)
- The Challenger (1971) ... (written by)
- Mondays Can Be Fatal (1970) ... (writer)
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Echo of a Nightmare (1970) ... (written by)
 1970 Mannix (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Harlequin's Gold (1970) ... (teleplay)
- Blind Mirror (1970) ... (teleplay)
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
  Lancer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1969) (story - 1 episode, 1968)
- Yesterday's Vendetta (1969) ... (writer)
- Julie (1968) ... (story)
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Candidates (1969) ... (writer)
  Felony Squad (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (written by - 2 episodes, 1968)
- Underground Nightmare (1968) ... (writer)
- A Fashion for Dying (1968) ... (writer)
- The Flip Side of Fear: Part 2 (1968) ... (written by)
- The Flip Side of Fear: Part 1 (1968) ... (written by)
- The Deadly Junkman (1967) ... (writer)
  Ironside (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1968) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1967)
- Due Process of Law (1968) ... (written by)
- Dead Man's Tale (1967) ... (teleplay - as Donald A. Brinkley)
  The Invaders (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1967)
- The Pursued (1968) ... (written by)
- Wall of Crystal (1967) ... (teleplay)
- The Ivy Curtain (1967) ... (written by)
- Quantity: Unknown (1967) ... (teleplay)
 1967 The Rat Patrol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Life for a Life Raid (1967) ... (writer)
- The Violent Truce Raid (1967) ... (writer)
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Survival School Affair (1967) ... (teleplay - as Donald A. Brinkley, story)
 1966 Tarzan (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Prisoner (1966) ... (writer)
- A Life for a Life (1966) ... (writer)
- The Ultimate Weapon (1966) ... (writer)
  The Virginian (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (story - 1 episode, 1965)
- That Saunders Woman (1966) ... (teleplay)
- Two Men Named Laredo (1965) ... (story) / (teleplay)
  The Fugitive (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (story - 1 episode, 1965) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1965)
- Running Scared (1966) ... (written by)
- The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1965) ... (written by)
- Stranger in the Mirror (1965) ... (written by)
- Wings of an Angel (1965) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- May God Have Mercy (1965) ... (written by)
 1965 Convoy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lady on the Rock (1965) ... (writer)
  Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1965) (story - 1 episode, 1965)
- The Rise and Fall of Eddie Carew (1965) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Twixt the Cup and the Lip (1965) ... (teleplay)
- Four into Zero (1965) ... (teleplay)
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Hail to the Chief (1964) ... (written by)
- The Sky Is Falling (1964) ... (written by)
 1964 Rawhide (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Incident of the Gilded Goddess (1964) ... (writer)
 1963-1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- He Ran for His Life (1964) ... (writer)
- The Black Flower (1964) ... (writer)
- Isn't It a Lovely View (1963) ... (writer)
  Ben Casey (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1963) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1962)
- He Thought He Saw an Albatross (1963) ... (writer)
- An Uncommonly Innocent Killing (1962) ... (adaptation)
 1963 Redigo (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Lady War-Bonnet (1963) ... (written by)
 1963 The Untouchables (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Blues for a Gone Goose (1963) ... (written by)
 1963 Ripcord (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Wrong Way Down (1963) ... (written by)
  The New Breed (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1962) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1962)
- Thousands and Thousands of Miles (1962) ... (written by)
- The Deadlier Sex (1962) ... (teleplay)
 1962 The Detectives (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finders Keepers (1962) ... (writer)
 1961 King of Diamonds (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Diamonds Come in Cans (1961) ... (writer)
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Million Dollar Dump (1961) ... (writer)
  Michael Shayne (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes, 1961) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1960)
- It Takes a Heap o' Dyin' (1961) ... (written by)
- No Shroud for Shayne (1961) ... (written by)
- Marriage Can Be Fatal (1961) ... (written by)
- Final Settlement (1961) ... (written by)
- Death Selects the Winner (1960) ... (teleplay)
  Bat Masterson (TV Series) (written by - 13 episodes, 1958 - 1961) (writer - 1 episode, 1959)
- Dagger Dance (1961) ... (written by)
- Bullwhacker's Bounty (1961) ... (written by)
- Death by Decree (1960) ... (written by)
- Dakota Showdown (1960) ... (written by)
- Barbary Castle (1960) ... (written by)
 1960 Stagecoach West (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Life Sentence (1960) ... (written by)
  Tombstone Territory (TV Series) (1 episode, 1960) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Injury (1960)
- Strange Vengeance (1958) ... (writer)
 1958-1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Death Divided by Three (1960) ... (writer)
- The Monster (1960) ... (writer)
- The Hostage (1959) ... (writer)
- Secret Ballot (1959) ... (writer)
- Til Death Do Us Part (1958) ... (writer)
 1960 This Man Dawson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Short Circuit (1960) ... (writer)
 1959 The Man and the Challenge (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- I've Killed Seven Men (1959) ... (written by)
 1959 The Rough Riders (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Lesson in Violence (1959) ... (written by)
 1959 Beach Patrol (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1959 Bold Venture (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Oliver's Twist (1959) ... (writer)
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Case for Dr. Mudd (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Case of the Corresponding Corpse (1958) ... (story - teleplay)
 1958 Target (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Retribution (1958) ... (writer)
 1957-1958 Boots and Saddles (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Superstition (1958) ... (writer)
- Terror at Fort Lowell (1957) ... (writer)
 1957-1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- The Last Laugh (1958) ... (written by)
- No Visitors (1957) ... (written by)
- High Wire (1957) ... (written by)
  The Web (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (writer - 2 episodes, 1957)
- Fatal Alibi (1957) ... (writer)
- The Man Below (1957) ... (writer)
- The Gambler (1957) ... (as Donald A. Brinkley)
  West Point (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1956 - 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1957) (written by - 1 episode, 1956)
- Dragoon Patrol (1957) ... (writer)
- Contact (1957) ... (as Donald A. Brinkley)
- The Honor Code (1956) ... (as Donald A. Brinkley)
- Officer's Wife (1956) ... (written by)
 1957 Panic! (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Child's Play (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 Dr. Christian (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Bite (1957) ... (written by)
 1955-1957 Highway Patrol (TV Series) (screenplay - 15 episodes)
- Stripped Cars (1957) ... (screenplay - as Donald A. Brinkley)
- Gem Robbery (1957) ... (screenplay - as Donald A. Brinkley)
- Suspected Cop (1957) ... (screenplay - as Donald A. Brinkley)
- Migrant Workers (1957) ... (screenplay - as Donald A. Brinkley)
- Typhoid Carrier (1956) ... (screenplay - as Donald A. Brinkley)
 1953 I Led 3 Lives (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Captured Congressman (1953) ... (writer)
 1952 The Cisco Kid (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode)
- Mad About Money (1952) ... (original screenplay)
 1951 Dick Tracy (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Dick Tracy meets Heels Beals (1951) ... (teleplay)
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