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. Divorced, he met Marge Hudson, mother of future supermodel Christie Brinkley. They married and Don legally adopted Christie and her brother Greg, a nutritionist today.
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.