Philip Saltzman

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Philip Saltzman (September 19, 1928 – August 14, 2009) was an American executive producer and television writer. Saltzman was best known for his work as the executive producer of the 1970s CBS detective series, Barnaby Jones.[1]

Saltzman was born in Hermosillo, Mexico, on September 19, 1928,[2] to Jewish[3] parents who had immigrated from Russia.[1] He moved as a child to Los Angeles, California, with his parents.[1] Saltzman obtained both his bachelor's degree and master's degree in English from University of California, Los Angeles.[1]

Saltzman began his career in the television industry during the 1950s as a writer for the Alcoa Theatre.[1] He would later work as a scriptwriter for a number of other television series and films including, The Swiss Conspiracy, The Fugitive, The Third Man, Perry Mason, The Rifleman and Felony Squad.[1]

Saltzman was best known for producing the 1970s show, Barnaby Jones.[1] Additionally, he was also a producer for The F.B.I. and Columbo, as well as a 1975 television movie Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan.[1]

Philip Saltzman died in his sleep at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California on August 14, 2009, at the age of 80.[1] He was survived by his wife, Caroline, and three children, as well as four grandchildren.[1]


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