Bruce Lansbury, a London-born U.S. television writer and producer, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, according to multiple news sources. He was 87.|
Lansbury, who had Alzheimer's disease, died in La Quinta, California, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Lansbury produced 69 episodes of the 1960s TV Western series "The Wild Wild West" and 38 episodes of "Mission: Impossible," from 1969 to 1972. Lansbury also produced episodes of the TV shows "Wonder Woman" and "Knight Rider." He was executive producer of the science fiction show "The Fantastic Journey."
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Lansbury was an executive with Paramount Television, serving as vice president of creative affairs at a time when Paramount presented iconic sitcoms including "The Brady Bunch," "Happy Days," and "The Odd Couple."
Lansbury also produced 88 episodes of "Murder, She Wrote," the TV detective series that starred his older sister, Angela Lansbury, who survives him. Other survivors include his daughter, Felicia Lansbury Meyer; his second wife, Gail England; and his twin brother, Edgar Lansbury, who produced the 1974 revival of "Gypsy" on Broadway that also starred Angela Lansbury.
Bruce Lansbury was preceded in death by his first wife of more than 40 years, Mary Hassalevris, who died in 1996. They were married in 1951.
Bruce Lansbury was born Jan. 12, 1930.