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Oliver Crawford (II) (1917–2008)

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Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University. See more trivia »

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Known For

The Execution
The Execution Writer
(1985)
The Steel Cage
(1954)
Star Trek
Star Trek Writer
(1967-1969)

Filmography

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 1985 The Execution (TV Movie) (novel) / (screenplay)
 1978 Kaz (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Who's on First... and Sixth? (1978) ... (writer)
 1977 Kojak (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Kiss It All Goodbye (1977) ... (teleplay)
 1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series) (story by - 2 episodes)
- Kill Oscar: Part 3 (1976) ... (story by)
- Kill Oscar (1976) ... (story by)
 1976 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode)
- Kill Oscar: Part 2 (1976) ... (story by)
 1976 Bronk (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Ordeal (1976) ... (writer)
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Cop Killer (1976) ... (written by)
 1976 Swiss Family Robinson (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Monsoon (1976) ... (writer)
- Attack of the Cat (1976) ... (writer)
 1975 Doctors' Hospital (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Surgeon, Heal Thyself (1975) ... (written by)
 1974 Ironside (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Speak No Evil (1974) ... (written by)
 1974 Korg: 70,000 B.C. (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Running Fight (1974) ... (written by)
 1974 Petrocelli (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Music to Die By (1974) ... (written by)
  Medical Center (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes, 1969 - 1974) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1970 - 1972) (story - 1 episode, 1972) (writer - 1 episode, 1970)
- Trial by Knife (1974) ... (written by)
- Gladiator (1972) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Double Jeopardy (1971) ... (written by)
- Deadly Encounter (1970) ... (teleplay)
- Ghetto Clinic (1970) ... (writer)
  The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1972) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1972)
- A Substitute Womb (1972) ... (story) / (teleplay)
  Mannix (TV Series) (1 episode, 1972) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1970)
- Cry Silence (1972)
- Harlequin's Gold (1970) ... (teleplay)
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Love and the Other Guy/Love and Grandma (1970) ... (written by - segment "Love and Grandma")
  Land of the Giants (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1969) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1969)
- The Clones (1969) ... (story) / (teleplay)
  The Wild Wild West (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1969) (written by - 1 episode, 1965)
- The Night of the Cossacks (1969) ... (writer)
- The Night of Sudden Death (1965) ... (written by)
  Star Trek (TV Series) (story by - 2 episodes, 1967 - 1969) (teleplay by - 2 episodes, 1967 - 1969)
- The Cloud Minders (1969) ... (story by)
- Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (1969) ... (teleplay by)
- The Galileo Seven (1967) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
 1968 Here Come the Brides (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Jew Named Sullivan (1968) ... (written by)
 1967 I Spy (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Red Sash of Courage (1967) ... (written by)
  Iron Horse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1967) (story - 1 episode, 1966) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1966)
- The Silver Bullet (1967) ... (writer)
- Hellcat (1966) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1960-1967 Bonanza (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- Joe Cartwright, Detective (1967) ... (story)
- The Stranger (1960) ... (story)
 1963-1967 The Fugitive (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- There Goes the Ball Game (1967) ... (written by)
- Death Is the Door Prize (1966) ... (written by)
- Ticket to Alaska (1963) ... (written by)
 1966 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Lost Bomb (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 Tarzan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Leopard on the Loose (1966) ... (writer)
 1965 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Track the Man Down (1965) ... (writer)
- The Desperate Innocent (1965) ... (writer)
  Ben Casey (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1962 - 1965) (story - 1 episode, 1962)
- The Man from Quasilia (1965) ... (writer)
- The Night That Nothing Happened (1962) ... (writer)
- Monument to an Aged Hunter (1962) ... (story)
 1965 The Big Valley (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Earthquake (1965) ... (written by)
 1965 Gilligan's Island (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Plant You Now, Dig You Later (1965) ... (written by)
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Special One (1964) ... (written by)
 1962 The Rifleman (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Mark's Rifle (1962) ... (written by)
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Brooding Fixation (1962) ... (story - teleplay)
 1962 Death Valley Days (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Abel Duncan's Dying Wish (1962) ... (written by)
 1962 Perry Mason (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Case of the Tarnished Trademark (1962) ... (written by)
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Niagara Dive (1961) ... (written by)
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Maidie Brant Story (1960) ... (story)
 1958-1960 Man with a Camera (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Touch-Off (1960) ... (written by)
- The Positive Negative (1959) ... (written by)
- Lady on the Loose (1958) ... (written by)
  Rawhide (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1959)
- Incident of the Stalking Death (1959) ... (story)
- Incident of the Haunted Hills (1959) ... (story)
- Incident of the Town in Terror (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 Startime (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Jazz Singer (1959) ... (written by)
 1959 Man Without a Gun (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Eye Witness (1959) ... (written by)
  Lawman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1959) (story - 1 episode, 1959) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Bandit (1959) ... (writer)
- The Brand Release (1959) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Five Hours to Kill (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Phone Call for Matthew Quade (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 Grand Jury (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Accident by Appointment (1959) ... (writer)
  U.S. Marshal (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- Check Artist (1958) ... (teleplay) / (writer)
 1958 Girl in the Woods (story and screenplay)
  Climax! (TV Series) (adaptation - 4 episodes, 1956 - 1958) (writer - 3 episodes, 1956 - 1957) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Deadly Tattoo (1958) ... (adaptation)
- Four Hours in White (1958) ... (adaptation)
- Jacob and the Angel (1957) ... (adaptation)
- Payment for Judas (1957) ... (writer)
- The Garsten Case (1956) ... (adaptation) / (teleplay)
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Whip (1958) ... (teleplay)
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Death of a Nobody (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Edge of Doubt (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1955-1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- A Matter of Life (1957) ... (writer)
- Spur of the Moment (1955) ... (writer)
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- Mr. Kagle and the Baby Sitter (1956) ... (original story)
 1954 The Steel Cage (segment "Hostages, The")
  Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode, 1952) (original story & teleplay - 1 episode, 1953)
- The Closed Door (1953) ... (original story & teleplay)
 1953 The Man from the Alamo (story)
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- To Whom It May Concern (1953) ... (screenplay)
 1952-1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- I'll Never Know When (1953) ... (teleplay)
- From Such a Seed (1952) ... (teleplay)
 1952 Boston Blackie (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- So Was Goliath (1952) ... (writer)
  Terry and the Pirates (TV Series) (original television screenplay - 3 episodes) (writer - 1 episode) (written by - 1 episode) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Overseer ... (original television screenplay)
- Little Mandarin ... (writer)
- Co-Pilots ... (written by)
- Chinese Legacy ... (screenplay)
- Chinese Coffin ... (original television screenplay)
 1952 Rebound (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Treasure (1952) ... (teleplay)
 1951 Slaughter Trail (contract writer - uncredited)
 1951 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Great Debate (1951) ... (writer)
 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series) (story and teleplay - 2 episodes)
- The Second Mrs. Sands (1951) ... (story and teleplay)
- Pretty Boy (1951) ... (story and teleplay)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novelist, "The Execution." See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Two hundred writers were blacklisted from 1953 to 1957. Of them, only 10 percent were able to recover their careers and I was always grateful to be among them. People have often said, "How could the blacklist happen?," but it's amazing what can happen: what form intolerance can take as well as intimidation. I like to think that any situation you're involved with during the course of your life ... See more »

Trivia:

3 children - Vicki Crawford, Jo Ann and Kenny. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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