May 19, 1928|
Brooklyn, New York, USA
|Occupation||Director, producer, screenwriter|
Mona Weichman (1955-1976; divorced; 2 children)|
Renne Jarrett (1981-present)
Bruce Bilson (born May 19, 1928) is an American film and television director. He is the grandfather of actress Rachel Bilson. He is most notable for his work as a regular director on the popular spy spoof Get Smart. He won the 1967-68 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for the third season Get Smart episode "Maxwell Smart, Private Eye".
Life and career
Bilson was born in Brooklyn to Jewish parents. His mother, Hattie Bilson (née Dratwa), was an American screenwriter, and his father, George Bilson (1902-1981), was an English producer/writer/director (born Leeds, West Yorkshire) . His brother, Malcolm is a well-known fortepianist and long-time professor of piano at Cornell University.
- Pate Katelin en Buenos Aires (1969)
- The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped (1974)
- The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West (1976)
- The North Avenue Irregulars (1979)
- Chattanooga Choo Choo (1984)
- Bruce Bilson Biography, filmreference.com; accessed May 23, 2017.
- "Two Chairs No Waiting 363: Neal Brower Interviews Bruce Bilson 2011 (Part 4)". imayberry.com.