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Bill Idelson (1919–2007)

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KNOWN FOR 
Get Smart (1967) | Love, American Style (1969-1971) | The Andy Griffith Show (1964-1967)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins More »
AKA 
Billy Idelson | William Idelson | Wm. Idelson
BORN 
Aug 21, 1919 (died Dec 31, 2007)

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Past Film & Video (3 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Crawling HandThe Crawling Hand Writer (original story) (as Wm. Idelson), Writer (screenplay) (as Wm. Idelson)  Less 1963 $100K
  • Primary photo for The Last Time I Saw ArchieThe Last Time I Saw Archie Lt. L.Q. Fowler  Less 1961 $2MM $1.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Bombers B-52Bombers B-52 Tail Gunner (uncredited)  Less 1957 $1.4MM
Past Television (64 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The War at HomeThe War at Home (TV Series) William ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for The Dick Van Dyke Show RevisitedThe Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (TV Movie) Herman Glimscher  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Will & GraceWill & Grace (TV Series) Ben ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Suddenly SusanSuddenly Susan (TV Series) Arthur ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for Punky BrewsterPunky Brewster (TV Series) Writer ( 2 episodes, 1987 )  Less 1987 2
  • Primary photo for Fred and Barney Meet the ShmooFred and Barney Meet the Shmoo (TV Series) Mickey  Less 1979– 
  • Primary photo for The New ShmooThe New Shmoo (TV Series) Mickey  Less 1979– 
  • Primary photo for Beane's of BostonBeane's of Boston (TV Movie) Supervising Producer, Writer  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for M*A*S*HM*A*S*H (TV Series) Writer ( 2 episodes, 1976–1978 )  Less 1976–1978 2
  • Primary photo for The Betty White ShowThe Betty White Show (TV Series) Story Consultant ( 2 episodes, 1977 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977 3
  • Primary photo for FishFish (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977 1
  • Primary photo for The McLean Stevenson ShowThe McLean Stevenson Show (TV Series) Executive Story Consultant ( 3 episodes, 1976–1977 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976–1977 4
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  • Primary photo for Happy DaysHappy Days (TV Series) Writer ( 3 episodes, 1974–1976 ) , Story Consultant ( 3 episodes, 1974–1975 ) , Doctor ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1974–1976 7
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  • Primary photo for Guess Who's Coming to DinnerGuess Who's Coming to Dinner (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Odd CoupleThe Odd Couple (TV Series) Writer ( 5 episodes, 1970–1972 ) , Script Consultant ( 2 episodes, 1971 ) , Judge ( 1 episode, 1974 ) , Writer (teleplay by) ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1970–1974 9
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  • Primary photo for The Bob Newhart ShowThe Bob Newhart Show (TV Series) Producer ( 6 episodes, 1972–1973 ) , Writer ( 4 episodes, 1973 )  Less 1972–1973 9
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  • Primary photo for Anna and the KingAnna and the King (TV Series) Producer ( 13 episodes, 1972 ) , Writer ( 2 episodes, 1972 )  Less 1972 13
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  • Primary photo for Love, American StyleLove, American Style (TV Series) Script Consultant ( 26 episodes, 1969–1971 ) , Producer ( 5 episodes, 1970–1971 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 4 episodes, 1969–1970 ) , Writer ( 3 episodes, 1969–1970 )  Less 1969–1971 32
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  • Primary photo for Barefoot in the ParkBarefoot in the Park (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970 1
    • Pilot (Sep 24, 1970) Writer  Less
  • Primary photo for Gomer Pyle: USMCGomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series) Writer ( 23 episodes, 1965–1969 ) , Harold Kanobly ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965–1969 23
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  • Primary photo for That GirlThat Girl (TV Series) Writer (story) ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for The Ghost & Mrs. MuirThe Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for The Mothers-In-LawThe Mothers-In-Law (TV Series) Writer ( 2 episodes, 1967–1968 )  Less 1967–1968 2
  • Primary photo for BewitchedBewitched (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for Good Morning, WorldGood Morning, World (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for Accidental FamilyAccidental Family (TV Series) Writer ( 2 episodes, 1967–1968 )  Less 1967–1968 2
  • Primary photo for Get SmartGet Smart (TV Series) Writer ( 2 episodes, 1967 )  Less 1967 2
  • Primary photo for Hey, LandlordHey, Landlord (TV Series) Writer ( 3 episodes, 1966–1967 )  Less 1966–1967 3
  • Primary photo for The Andy Griffith ShowThe Andy Griffith Show (TV Series) Writer ( 19 episodes, 1964–1967 )  Less 1964–1967 19
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  • Primary photo for The World: Color It HappyThe World: Color It Happy (TV Movie) William Hanna (voice) (as Billy Idelson)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for The HeroThe Hero (TV Series) Writer ( 5 episodes, 1966 )  Less 1966 5
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  • Primary photo for The Dick Van Dyke ShowThe Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series) Herman Glimscher / Bellboy ( 5 episodes, 1963–1966 ) , Writer ( 3 episodes, 1963–1964 ) , Performer ("Old Folks at Home") ( 1 episode, 1966 )  Less 1963–1966 7
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  • Primary photo for My Favorite MartianMy Favorite Martian (TV Series) Mrs. Brown's Brother ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for Wendy and MeWendy and Me (TV Series) Mr. Andrews ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for Valentine's DayValentine's Day (TV Series) Sam Anders ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for Mister EdMister Ed (TV Series) Hagan ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for FunnylandFunnyland (TV Special) Writer  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for The FlintstonesThe Flintstones (TV Series) Writer ( 3 episodes, 1964–1965 )  Less 1964–1965 3
    • Time Machine (Jan 15, 1965) Writer (as William Idelson)  Less
    • King for a Night (Dec 3, 1964) Writer (as William Idelson)  Less
    • Dr. Sinister (Nov 5, 1964) Writer (as William Idelson)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Bill Dana ShowThe Bill Dana Show (TV Series) Babcock / Bailey ( 7 episodes, 1963–1965 )  Less 1963–1965 7
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  • Primary photo for Perry MasonPerry Mason (TV Series) Airline Ticket Agent / Autopsy Surgeon / Ellis - Forensics Technician ( 3 episodes, 1959–1964 )  Less 1959–1964 3
  • Primary photo for The VirginianThe Virginian (TV Series) Stage Depot Manager ( 1 episode, 1963 )  Less 1963 1
  • Primary photo for The Jack Benny ProgramThe Jack Benny Program (TV Series) Purser / American GI - Corporal ( 2 episodes, 1963 )  Less 1963 2
  • Primary photo for My Three SonsMy Three Sons (TV Series) Mr. Higgins / Clerk / Pete ( 3 episodes, 1961–1963 )  Less 1961–1963 3
  • Primary photo for It's a Man's WorldIt's a Man's World (TV Series) The Salesman ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for LawmanLawman (TV Series) Writer (story) ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for The DetectivesThe Detectives (TV Series) Lab Man ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for Bus StopBus Stop (TV Series) Arnold ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for CheckmateCheckmate (TV Series) The Bellhop ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for CheyenneCheyenne (TV Series) Hotel Clerk ( 1 episode, 1961 )  Less 1961 1
  • Primary photo for The Twilight ZoneThe Twilight Zone (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1961 ) , Kelly ( 1 episode, 1960 )  Less 1960–1961 2
  • Primary photo for Bringing Up BuddyBringing Up Buddy (TV Series) Emcee ( 1 episode, 1961 )  Less 1961 1
    • The Singer (Jan 23, 1961) Emcee (as William Idelson)  Less
  • Primary photo for Zane Grey TheaterZane Grey Theater (TV Series) Gunsmith ( 1 episode, 1960 )  Less 1960 1
  • Primary photo for ThrillerThriller (TV Series) Jenkins' Neighbor ( 1 episode, 1960 )  Less 1960 1
    • The Twisted Image (Sep 13, 1960) Jenkins' Neighbor (as Billy Idelson)  Less
  • Primary photo for HenneseyHennesey (TV Series) Marine / Mac ( 2 episodes, 1960 )  Less 1960 2
  • Primary photo for Father Knows BestFather Knows Best (TV Series) Asst. Director ( 1 episode, 1960 )  Less 1960 1
    • Betty's Double (Jan 4, 1960) Asst. Director (as William Idelson)  Less
  • Primary photo for Leave It to BeaverLeave It to Beaver (TV Series) Newstand Worker ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959 1
    • The Bus Ride (Mar 12, 1959) Newstand Worker (as William Idelson)  Less
  • Primary photo for Peter GunnPeter Gunn (TV Series) Painter ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959 1
  • Primary photo for DragnetDragnet (TV Series) Actor ( 4 episodes, 1955–1959 )  Less 1955–1959 4
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  • Primary photo for Steve CanyonSteve Canyon (TV Series) Mixmaster Capt. ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958 1
  • Primary photo for Telephone TimeTelephone Time (TV Series) Master Sergeant Newsom ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958 1
    • Flight for Life (Jan 28, 1958) Master Sergeant Newsom (as Billy Idelson)  Less
  • Primary photo for Men of AnnapolisMen of Annapolis (TV Series) Sidney ( 1 episode, 1957 )  Less 1957 1
  • Primary photo for Johnny MoccasinJohnny Moccasin (TV Movie) Farley (as Billy Idelson)  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for One Man's FamilyOne Man's Family (TV Series) Cliff Barbour #2 (1949)  Less 1949–1952
  • Primary photo for Mixed DoublesMixed Doubles (TV Series) Bill Abbott  Less 1949– 

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