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Robert Mason Pollock

  • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
Date of passing: 
July 11, 2016

Robert Mason Pollock was a writer best known for teaming with his wife, Eileen Pollock, and writing for the popular ABC soap opera Dynasty. The couple wrote for the daytime drama from 1981 to 1984, and took on the role of supervising producers from 1985 to 1988.

After writing for Dynasty, the Pollocks created, wrote and produced the spinoff The Colbys, which ran from 1985 to 1987 and starred Charlton Heston and Katharine Ross.

Prior to working on those series, the Pollocks contributed to nearly 300 episodes of the long-running NBC drama The Doctors. The couple shared a Daytime Emmy nomination for their writing with future Inside the Actors Studio host James Lipton.

Pollock also contributed to the series Climax!, Armstrong Circle Theatre, The Ford Television Theatre, Robert Montgomery Presents, The U.S. Steel Hour, Philco Playhouse, Hallmark Hall of Fame and Dynasty: The Reunion.

Robert Mason Pollock was a writer best known for teaming with his wife, Eileen Pollock, and writing for the popular ABC soap opera Dynasty. The couple wrote for the daytime drama from 1981 to 1984, and took on the role of supervising producers from 1985 to 1988.

After writing for Dynasty, the Pollocks created, wrote and produced the spinoff The Colbys, which ran from 1985 to 1987 and starred Charlton Heston and Katharine Ross.

Prior to working on those series, the Pollocks contributed to nearly 300 episodes of the long-running NBC drama The Doctors. The couple shared a Daytime Emmy nomination for their writing with future Inside the Actors Studio host James Lipton.

Pollock also contributed to the series Climax!, Armstrong Circle Theatre, The Ford Television Theatre, Robert Montgomery Presents, The U.S. Steel Hour, Philco Playhouse, Hallmark Hall of Fame and Dynasty: The Reunion.

The couple met in New York while working on the ABC Radio drama My True Story. The two writers would later return to their careers in radio, with Pollock serving as Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's chief of public radio relations during World War II. Later, Pollock and his wife spent time in France, where they hosted a radio program, Two Americans in Paris.

In 1960, the Pollocks collaborated with Maurice Chevalier to write the book With Love, about the romantic life of the French actor and singer. The Pollock Theatre at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, Calif., was named for them.

Pollock died July 11, 2016, in Palm Springs, California. He was 99.

 

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