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George Eckstein (1928–2009)


He co-wrote the classic final episode of The Fugitive (1963), and produced the TV movie Duel (1971), which he hired 24-year-old Steven Spielberg to direct, helping launch his career. See more trivia »

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 1989 When We Were Young (TV Movie) (producer)
 1987 Six Against the Rock (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1985 Murder with Mirrors (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1985 The Bad Seed (TV Movie) (producer)
 1983 Travis McGee (TV Movie) (producer)
 1982 The Letter (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1982 Victims (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1981 Love, Sidney (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1981 Sidney Shorr: A Girl's Best Friend (TV Movie) (producer)
 1981 Masada (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Part IV (1981) ... (producer)
- Part III (1981) ... (producer)
- Part II (1981) ... (producer)
- Part I (1981) ... (producer)
 1980 Where the Ladies Go (TV Movie) (producer)
 1977 Sunshine Christmas (TV Movie) (producer)
 1977 Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer)
 1977 Duffy (TV Movie) (producer)
 1977 The Rhinemann Exchange (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer)
 1977 Tail Gunner Joe (TV Movie) (producer)
 1976 Amelia Earhart (TV Movie) (producer)
 1976 The Keegans (TV Movie) (producer)
 1975 Man on the Outside (TV Movie) (producer)
 1974 The Tribe (TV Movie) (producer)
  Banacek (TV Series) (executive producer - 16 episodes, 1972 - 1974) (producer - 1 episode, 1972)
- Now You See Me, Now You Don't (1974) ... (executive producer)
- Fly Me- If You Can Find Me (1974) ... (executive producer)
- Rocket to Oblivion (1974) ... (executive producer)
- Horse of a Slightly Different Color (1974) ... (executive producer)
- The Vanishing Chalice (1974) ... (executive producer)
 1973 Sunshine (TV Movie) (producer)
 1973 Griff (TV Series) (producer)
 1972 The Couple Takes a Wife (TV Movie) (producer)
 1972 Cool Million (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Mask of Marcella (1972) ... (executive producer)
 1971 The Failing of Raymond (TV Movie) (producer)
 1971 Duel (TV Movie) (producer)
 1971 A Little Game (TV Movie) (producer)
 1971 Death Takes a Holiday (TV Movie) (producer)
 1969-1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series) (producer - 8 episodes)
- Beware of the Watchdog (1971) ... (producer)
- Why I Blew Up Dakota (1970) ... (producer)
- Battle at Gannon's Bridge (1970) ... (producer - unconfirmed)
- So Long, Baby, and Amen (1970) ... (producer)
- Echo of a Nightmare (1970) ... (producer)
  The Fugitive (TV Series) (associate producer - 26 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (co-producer - 21 episodes, 1966 - 1967)
- The Judgment: Part II (1967) ... (co-producer)
- The Judgment: Part I (1967) ... (co-producer)
- The Shattered Silence (1967) ... (co-producer)
- The Walls of Night (1967) ... (co-producer)
- Dossier on a Diplomat (1967) ... (co-producer)
Show Show Writer (22 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Billy Barnes Revue. Musical revue. Book by Bob Rodgers (also director). Music and Lyrics by: Billy Barnes [earliest Broadway credit]. Musical Director: Billy Barnes. Associate Musical Director: Armin Hoffman. Scenic Design by Glenn Holse. Lighting Design by Peggy Clark. Costume supervision by Peggy Morrison and Berman Costume ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

[about producer Quinn Martin] . . . always a gentleman, he paid very well, he was very good to his employees, and he was very creative.


He received degrees in theater arts from Stanford and UCLA, and a law degree from USC, before serving in the Army 1953-1955. See more »

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