Co-produced a pilot for a proposed NBC sitcom called "Steptoe and Son", which was based on the British TV series of the same name. The pilot, which starred Aldo Ray
and Lee Tracy
, never sold, but the concept, as reworked by Norman Lear
and Bud Yorkin
, became Sanford and Son
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American writer-director of the 1950's, a graduate of UCLA. Entered films as a prop man at Paramount. He often worked in tandem with writer-producer Clarence Greene
. Rouse is best remembered for the classic film noir D.O.A.
(1950) and for the sex comedy Pillow Talk
(1959). Rouse and Greene also released the short-lived TV series Tightrope
(1959) through their company, Greene-Rouse Productions,.