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Harve Bennett

  • Birthplace: Chicago, IL
  • Birthday: August 17
Date of passing: 
February 25, 2015

Harve Bennett was a producer and writer best known for his work on four Star Trek movies. He also produced the television series Mod Squad, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, among others.

Bennett was born in Chicago and appeared frequently on the radio game show Quiz Kids. He graduated from UCLA’s film school and, after serving in the Army in the Korean War, became one of CBS’s youngest executives. Eventually he moved to ABC, where he became vice president of programming. He left his work as an executive to co-produce The Mod Squad with Aaron Spelling, which he also co-created and wrote. He then worked on The Six Million Dollar Man and its spin-off, The Bionic Woman, as well as The Invisible Man.

Bennett moved to Columbia Pictures Television, and later to Paramount, where he worked on the television movie A Woman Called Golda, starring Ingrid Bergman as Israeli prime minister Golda Meir. He won an Emmy Award for producing the 1982 film. He was nominated for two other Emmys in 1970 and 1976 for his production work on Mod Squad and Rich Man, Poor Man, respectively.

Bennett later teamed up with director Nicholas Meyer on the second installment of the Star Trek movie franchise, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. The film was followed by production and writing work on Star Treks III, IV and V. Following Star Trek, he created two other science fiction television series, Time Trax and Invasion America, the latter in collaboration with Steven Spielberg.

Harve Bennett was a producer and writer best known for his work on four Star Trek movies. He also produced the television series Mod Squad, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, among others.

Bennett was born in Chicago and appeared frequently on the radio game show Quiz Kids. He graduated from UCLA’s film school and, after serving in the Army in the Korean War, became one of CBS’s youngest executives. Eventually he moved to ABC, where he became vice president of programming. He left his work as an executive to co-produce The Mod Squad with Aaron Spelling, which he also co-created and wrote. He then worked on The Six Million Dollar Man and its spin-off, The Bionic Woman, as well as The Invisible Man.

Bennett moved to Columbia Pictures Television, and later to Paramount, where he worked on the television movie A Woman Called Golda, starring Ingrid Bergman as Israeli prime minister Golda Meir. He won an Emmy Award for producing the 1982 film. He was nominated for two other Emmys in 1970 and 1976 for his production work on Mod Squad and Rich Man, Poor Man, respectively.

Bennett later teamed up with director Nicholas Meyer on the second installment of the Star Trek movie franchise, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. The film was followed by production and writing work on Star Treks III, IV and V. Following Star Trek, he created two other science fiction television series, Time Trax and Invasion America, the latter in collaboration with Steven Spielberg.

Bennett died February 25, 2015, in Medford, Oregon. He was 84.

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