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Burt Prelutsky (1940–2021)

Burt Prelutsky was born on January 5, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for M*A*S*H (1972), Hobson's Choice (1983) and McMillan & Wife (1971). He died on December 17, 2021 in North Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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M*A*S*H Writer
(1975-1978)
(1983)
(1971-1973)
(1977)

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  Wilburn & Gotfryd: Leave A Message (TV Special documentary) (filming)
 2018 Angels on Tap
 2002 Diagnosis Murder: Without Warning (TV Movie) (story)
  Diagnosis Murder (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes, 1999 - 2001) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2000)
- On the Beach (2001) ... (written by)
- Being of Sound Mind (2001) ... (written by)
- You Bet Your Life (2001) ... (written by)
- Playing God (2001) ... (written by)
- Getting Mad, Getting Even (2000) ... (written by)
 1999-2000 Pensacola: Wings of Gold (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- At Poverty Level (2000) ... (written by)
- Officers and Gentleman (1999) ... (written by)
 1998-1999 Silk Stalkings (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Strange Bedfellows (1999) ... (writer)
  Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1995) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1995)
- Brother's Keeper (1995) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1995 Space Precinct (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Fire Within: Part 2 (1995) ... (written by)
- The Fire Within: Part 1 (1995) ... (written by)
 1988 Eisenhower & Lutz (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Petrified Forrest (1988) ... (written by)
 1988 Family Ties (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Blues Brother (1988) ... (written by)
 1987 Newhart (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Support Your Local Shifflet (1987) ... (written by)
 1987 Sweet Surrender (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Where There's a Will... (1987) ... (written by)
 1986 A Winner Never Quits (TV Movie)
 1983 Hobson's Choice (TV Movie)
 1981 A Small Killing (TV Movie)
 1980 Homeward Bound (TV Movie)
 1979 Aunt Mary (TV Movie) (writer)
 1978 The Harvey Korman Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The One Where Harvey Goes on a Kids' Show (1978) ... (written by)
  M*A*S*H (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes, 1975 - 1977) (story by - 1 episode, 1977) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1977)
- The Grim Reaper (1977) ... (written by)
- Images (1977) ... (written by)
- The Light That Failed (1977) ... (written by)
- Souvenirs (1977) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
- The General's Practitioner (1977) ... (written by)
 1977 The Rockford Files (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode)
- Requiem for a Funny Box (1977) ... (story by)
 1976 Rhoda (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Guess Who I Saw Today (1976) ... (written by)
 1976 The Mary Tyler Moore Show (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Mary Gets a Lawyer (1976) ... (written by)
- Mary the Writer (1976) ... (written by)
 1973 Faraday and Company (TV Series) (1 episode)
  McMillan & Wife (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1973) (written by - 1 episode, 1971)
- Two Dollars on Trouble to Win (1973) ... (teleplay)
- The Easy Sunday Murder Case (1971) ... (written by)
 1970 The Governor & J.J. (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Making of the Governor (1970) ... (written by)
 1968-1969 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series) (written by - 8 episodes)
- Burglary: Mister (1969) ... (written by)
- Juvenile: DR-35 (1969) ... (written by)
- Forgery: DR-33 (1969) ... (written by)
- Burglary: DR-31 (1969) ... (written by)
- Frauds: DR-28 (1969) ... (written by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(book) "Conservatives Are from Mars (Liberals Are from San Francisco): A Hollywood Rightwinger Comes Out of the Closet". North Hills, CA: Scorched Earth Press 2004. ISBN 097467320X See more »

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