Bruce Geller, Born, October 13, 1930 and died, May 21, 1978. He was an American composer, screenwriter, and television producer.
Born in New York City, New York, Geller graduated from Yale University. He pursued a career writing scripts for shows on the DuMont Television Network and others. He also wrote lyrics for musical theatre productions including LIVIN THE LIFE (1957) and ALL IN LOVE (1961) & REDHEAD. Geller moved from New York to Hollywood where he was employed writing scripts for episodes of several television series, including: ZANE GREY THEATER, HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL, and THE RIFLEMAN. He also worked as co-executive producer on RAWHIDE for the 1964-65 television season.
In 1966, Geller wrote, created, and produced MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, the accomplishment for which he is best remembered. It ran on CBS from 1966 to 1973 and earned him an Emmy Award in 1966 as the show's producer plus another for "Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama." Geller also wrote and produced for the popular MANNIX series which was twice nominated for an Emmy Award. In 1973 he made his one and only venture into feature-length motion pictures, directing and producing HARRY IN YOUR POCKET James Coburn and Walter Pidgeon.
A flying enthusiast, Bruce Geller died when the Cessna 337D Skymaster he was piloting ran into difficulty in foggy conditions and crashed into Buena Vista Canyon near Santa Barbara, California. He is interred in Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. For Wikipedia Link looks like: From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia.