March 9, 1921|
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Died||July 14, 2012
Sag Harbor, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Writer, director, producer|
Donald Alan "Don" Brinkley (March 9, 1921 – July 14, 2012) was an award winning television writer, director and producer. He wrote for countless television shows in a career that spanned over 55 years.
Don Brinkley had two biological children by his first wife Lois; Jeff and Kim Brinkley. He divorced upon meeting Marge Hudson, mother two children: Her daughter, future supermodel Christie Brinkley (formerly Christie Lee Hudson) and; Her Son, the Future Author of Samadhi Game Manifesto of Insight and Awareness, Teacher of Yoga, Meditation, Healing Massage and a Nutritionist Gregory Herbert Hudson (Now Gregory Donald Brinkley). Shortly after Don and Marge married, Don legally adopted Christie Lee and her brother Gregory Herbert Hudson.
Selected filmography as a writer
- Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1960)
- The Untouchables (1963)
- Ben Casey (1962–1963)
- Rawhide (1964)
- The Fugitive (1965–1966)
- The Virginian (1965–1966)
- Tarzan (1966); also co-producer
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1967)
- The F.B.I. (1965–1971)
- Medical Center (1969–1976)
- The Interns (1970–1971)
- Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986); also producer
- Divided We Stand (1988); also producer
- "Television writer Don Brinkley dies at 91". seattlepi.com. Retrieved 15 July 2012.