Bruce Lansbury


Bruce Lansbury Biography

William Bruce Mageean Lansbury (12 January 1930 - 13 February 2017) was an award-winning British-American television producer and television writer and screenwriter. His career spanned over 30 years, from the 1960s to the 1990s, and included work on a number of popular American television series.

Personal life

Born in London in 1930, Lansbury was the son of Belfast-born actress Moyna Macgill and Edgar Lansbury, a politician and businessman, and the grandson of former Labour Party leader George Lansbury. He was the younger brother of actress Angela Lansbury and the twin brother of theatre, film, and television producer Edgar Lansbury. Both brothers became United States citizens in 1954.

He died on 13 February 2017 at the age of 87 in La Quinta, California, after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was survived by his second wife, two daughters, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and siblings.

Television

Lansbury served as producer of 69 episodes of The Wild Wild West, from 1966 to 1969, and 38 episodes of Mission: Impossible, from 1969 to 1972, and among his work on other television series and TV movies, Lansbury served as producer of Wonder Woman, Knight Rider and executive producer for the science fiction series The Fantastic Journey.

His name appears in the closing credits of The Brady Bunch, Happy Days and The Odd Couple as "Vice President of Creative Affairs" for Paramount Television.

Lansbury's most notable position was serving as producer of 88 episodes of Murder, She Wrote, starring his sister, Angela. He was also a writer for 15 episodes of the show.




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