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Wilton Schiller, Writer, Producer for ‘Lassie,’ ‘The Fugitive,’ Dies at 95

Wilton Schiller, Writer, Producer for ‘Lassie,’ ‘The Fugitive,’ Dies at 95
Wilton Schiller, a writer and producer with a 50-year career that took him from the Golden Age of television to series such as “Lassie,” “Dragnet” and “The Fugitive” to “The Six Million Dollar Man,” died July 27 at home in Studio City, Calif. He was 95.

Schiller wrote hundreds of episodes of series such as the original “Superman” series, as well as “The Adventures of Superman,” “Leave It to Beaver,” “Dragnet,” “Have Gun Will Travel,” “Broken Arrow,” “Rawhide,” “Adam 12” and “M Squad.”

He wrote for “The Fugitive” and produced the last year of the series, with the final episode breaking all U.S. records for viewership. Recently the series was included in the top 101 television series of the last six decades by the Writers Guild of America.

Schiller also produced the series “Ben Casey” and “Mannix,” served as executive story consultant for “Six Million Dollar Man,” and co-wrote the two-part telepic “Captain America” with his wife,
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