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Beirne Lay Jr. (1909–1982)

Beirne Lay Jr. was born on September 1, 1909 in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, USA. He is known for his work on Twelve O'Clock High (1949), 12 O'Clock High (1964) and Strategic Air Command (1955). He died on May 26, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Twelve O'Clock High
12 O'Clock High
Strategic Air Command
Above and Beyond


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  12 O'Clock High (TV Series) (characters based on the novel - 78 episodes, 1964 - 1967) (writer - 1 episode, 1964)
- The Hunters and the Killers (1967) ... (characters based on the novel)
- A Long Time Dead (1967) ... (characters based on the novel)
- Graveyard (1966) ... (characters based on the novel)
- The Duel at Mont Sainte Marie (1966) ... (characters based on the novel)
- Six Feet Under (1966) ... (characters based on the novel)
  The Lieutenant (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 1964) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1964) (written by - 1 episode, 1963)
- Man with an Edge (1964) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
- The Two Star Giant (1963) ... (written by)
 1963 The Young and the Brave (writer)
 1962 Combat! (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Missing in Action (1962) ... (story)
 1960 The Gallant Hours (written by)
 1960 Men Into Space (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- From Another World (1960) ... (writer)
 1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Cowboy Five Seven (1959) ... (teleplay)
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- The Two Davids and Goliath (1957) ... (teleplay)
- The U.S.S. Tirante Plays a Hunch (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1956 Toward the Unknown (written by)
 1955 24 Hour Alert (Short) (screenplay)
 1955 Strategic Air Command (screenplay) / (story)
 1952 Above and Beyond (story)
 1951 Flying Leathernecks (screenplay - uncredited)
 1949 Twelve O'Clock High (novel) / (screenplay)
 1941 I Wanted Wings (book "I Wanted Wings" - as Lieut. Beirne Lay Jr.) / (screenplay - as Lieut. Beirne Lay Jr.)
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  The Silent Service (TV Series) (story advisor - 12 episodes, 1957) (story supervisor - 2 episodes, 1957)
- The Last Dive (1957) ... (story advisor)
- The U.S.S. Seahorse Story (1957) ... (story advisor)
- The Ordeal of S-38 (1957) ... (story advisor)
- The Five-Ring Circus (1957) ... (story advisor)
- The U.S.S. Tang vs. Truk (1957) ... (story advisor)
 1941 I Wanted Wings (technical advisor - uncredited)
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 1963 The Young and the Brave
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 1956 Toward the Unknown (associate producer)

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Lieut. Beirne Lay Jr.

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In the 1960's, served as Vice President of Networks Electronics Corporation in Chatsworth, California, in addition to writing movie scripts. See more »

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