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Luther Davis (I) (1916–2008)


Luther Davis was born on August 29, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Luther Berryhill Davis. He was a writer and producer, known for Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963), Lady in a Cage (1964) and Daughter of the Mind (1969). He was married to Jennifer Bassey. He died on July 29, 2008 in Bronx, New York City, New York. See full bio »

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Known For

(1963-1965)
(1964)
(1969)
Kismet Writer
(1955)

Filmography

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 1977 Columbo (TV Series) (teleplay by - 1 episode)
- Try and Catch Me (1977) ... (teleplay by - as Paul Tuckahoe)
 1977 Baretta (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Think Mink (1977) ... (story - as Paul Tuckahoe)
 1972 Across 110th Street (screenplay by)
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Safe Deposit (1971) ... (writer)
 1970 The Silent Force (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Octopus (1970) ... (written by)
 1970 The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1969 Daughter of the Mind (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1969 Arsenic and Old Lace (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The White Birch (1968) ... (teleplay)
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Get Me to the Revolution on Time (1968) ... (written by - as Paul Tuckahoe)
 1967 Ironside (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Very Cool Hot Car (1967) ... (written by)
 1965-1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series) (teleplay - 8 episodes)
- Cry Hard, Cry Fast: Part 2 (1967) ... (teleplay)
- Cry Hard, Cry Fast: Part 1 (1967) ... (teleplay)
- Trip to the Far Side (1967) ... (teleplay - as Paul Tuckahoe)
- Tell It to the Dead (1967) ... (teleplay)
- Tears from a Glass Eye (1966) ... (teleplay)
 1967 Kismet (TV Movie) (adapted from the musical play: book by)
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- One Embezzlement and Two Margaritas (1966) ... (adaptation)
  The Double Life of Henry Phyfe (TV Series) (created by - 1 episode, 1966) (creator - 1 episode, 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1966)
- Jailbird Phyfe (1966) ... (creator)
- Phyfe and the Code Book: Part 2 (1966) ... (creator) / (writer)
 1966 The Addams Family (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Cat Addams (1966) ... (written by - as Paul Tuckahoe)
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Tigers Are Coming Affair (1965) ... (story - as Paul Tuckahoe)
 1963-1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 7 episodes)
- Rapture at Two-Forty (1965) ... (teleplay)
- Their Own Executioners (1964) ... (teleplay)
- Doesn't Anyone Know Who I Am? (1964) ... (teleplay - as Paul Tuckahoe)
- Who Is Jennifer? (1964) ... (teleplay - as Paul Tuckahoe)
- The Hunt (1963) ... (teleplay - as Paul Tuckahoe)
 1964 Lady in a Cage (written by)
  Combat! (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1963) (teleplay & story - 1 episode, 1963)
- The Quiet Warrior (1963) ... (story)
- No Hallelujahs for Glory (1963) ... (teleplay & story)
 1962 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- My Child Is Yet a Stranger (1962) ... (written by)
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Killer's Choice (1962) ... (teleplay)
 1961 Target: The Corruptors! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Touch of Evil (1961) ... (writer)
 1961 The Wonders of Aladdin (adaptation - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Portrait of a Hero (1961) ... (teleplay)
- Success Story (1961) ... (teleplay)
 1961 Westinghouse Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Moth Trap (1961) ... (writer)
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Crime, Inc. (1960) ... (writer)
 1959 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959 Holiday for Lovers (screenplay)
 1958 The Gift of Love (writer)
 1957 Kiss Them for Me (play "Kiss Them for Me")
 1955 Kismet (adapted from the musical play "Kismet": book by) / (screenplay)
 1955 Remember ... 1938 (TV Special)
 1955 The Eternal Sea (contract writer - unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1954 New Faces (additional sketches)
 1953 A Lion Is in the Streets (screenplay)
  Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1952) (writer - 2 episodes, 1952) (intros prologue - 1 episode, 1952)
- The Pussyfootin' Rocks (1952) ... (writer)
- Port of Call (1952) ... (intros prologue)
- Crossroads (1952) ... (segment "Irene Dunne's introduction")
- Early Space Conquerors (1952) ... (writer)
- A Southern Lady (1952)
 1950 Black Hand (screen play)
 1948 B.F.'s Daughter (screen play)
 1947 The Hucksters (screenplay)
 1942 The Mayor of 44th Street (article)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Summer 1977) Charles Lederer and his musical, "Kismet," was performed in a Kenley Players production at the Packard Music Hall Theatre in Warren; the Veterans Memorial Theatre in Columbus and Memorial Hall in Dayton, Ohio with Hal Linden and Dolores Gray in the cast. John Kenley was artistic director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Paul Tuckahoe

Spouse:

Jennifer Bassey  (his death) | See more »
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Trivia:

Longtime companion (since 1978) of actress Jennifer Bassey before their 2005 marriage. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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