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Robb White (I) (1909–1990)

Writer Robb White was partnered with "gimmick horror film" king William Castle during Castle's most popular and productive period. Born in the Philippines, White was a preacher's son who held a wide variety of jobs before landing in the Navy during World War II. He initially collaborated with Castle on the short-lived TV series Men of Annapolis (... See full bio »

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 2014 Beyond the Reach (novel: "Deathwatch")
 2007 Return to House on Haunted Hill (Video) (based on characters created by)
 2001 Thir13en Ghosts (story)
 1999 House on Haunted Hill (story)
 1974 Savages (TV Movie) (novel "Death Watch")
  Perry Mason (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes, 1961 - 1964) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (writer - 1 episode, 1964)
- The Case of the Candy Queen (1965) ... (teleplay)
- The Case of the Reckless Rockhound (1964) ... (writer)
- The Case of the Careless Kidnapper (1964) ... (written by)
- The Case of the Bountiful Beauty (1964) ... (teleplay)
- The Case of the Devious Delinquent (1963) ... (written by)
 1961 Homicidal (written by)
 1960 13 Ghosts (written by)
 1959 The Tingler (written by)
 1959 Up Periscope (novel)
 1959 House on Haunted Hill (written by)
 1958 Macabre (screenplay)
 1958 Our Virgin Island (novel "Our Virgin Island")
  Men of Annapolis (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (written by - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Fight (1958) ... (writer)
- The Genius (1958) ... (written by)
- Reflex Action (1957) ... (writer)
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Sea Dragon Story (1957) ... (teleplay)
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 1958 Macabre
Man Walking in Graveyard (uncredited)
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 1959 House on Haunted Hill (associate producer)
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 1959 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
- Robb White (1959) ... Himself
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 2007 Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (Documentary)

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Book: "Our Virgin Island" (filmed as Our Virgin Island (1958)) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | See more »

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He and his second wife, Joan Gannon, a successful stockbroker in Beverly Hills, California, owned a basset hound named Juan MacGregor. This was the name of a character in his 1964 young adult novel about a pilot during World War II in the Pacific arena, "The Survivor". See more »

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