Gene Levitt

TV Writer

1920 – 1999

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Who was Gene Levitt?

Eugene Levitt was an American television writer, producer and director.

Levitt's parents were Charles and Teresa Levitt. He had an older sister, Betty Ruth. His mother died when Gene was about 12 years old. His father subsequently married Ida. Gene's first great adventure was traveling to the West to attend the University of Wyoming. Following graduation he moved to Chicago where he worked as a newspaper reporter until enlisting in the United States Marine Corps.

Levitt was a writer for many television series in the 1950s and 1960s, including Highway Patrol, Maverick, Adventures in Paradise and Combat!. He moved to directing in the 1970s, working on series such as Alias Smith and Jones and McCloud. His most significant achievement was the creation of the television series Fantasy Island.

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Born
May 28, 1920
New York City
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  • Eugene Levitt
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  • United States of America
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Died
Nov 15, 1999
Los Angeles

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on July 23, 2013

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