Fletcher Markle

Screenwriter, Director, Producer
Best known as the creator of the dramatic radio and TV series "Studio One" and a prolific director-producer during the 1950s "Golden Age" of television. Markle made his screenwriting and directing debut with the 1949 ... Read more »
Born: 03/26/1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

Filmography

Director (5)

The Incredible Journey 1962 (Movie)

(Director)

Johnny Belinda 1954 - 1955 (TV Show)

Director

Jigsaw (TV Show)

Director

Night into Morning (Movie)

(Director)

The Man with a Cloak (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (3)

50 Years of Action! 1985 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Front Row Center 1954 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

Jigsaw (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Thriller 1960 - 1962 (TV Show)

Producer

Studio One 1948 - 1958 (TV Show)

Producer
Writer (1)

Jigsaw (TV Show)

Screenwriter

Biography

Best known as the creator of the dramatic radio and TV series "Studio One" and a prolific director-producer during the 1950s "Golden Age" of television. Markle made his screenwriting and directing debut with the 1949 thriller "Jigsaw" and went on to direct "Night Into Morning", "The Man With the Cloak" (both 1951) and "The Incredible Journey" (1963). He also served as head of TV drama for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the 1970s. Married to actress Mercedes McCambridge from 1950 to 1962.

Relationships

Dorothy Markle

Wife
third wife

John Markle

Son
adopted McCambridge's son from her first marriage

Stephen Markle

Son

Mercedes McCambridge

Wife
married on February 19, 1950 divorced in 1962

Milestones

1949

Directed and wrote first feature film, "Jigsaw"

1949

Joined MGM as associate to producer Edwin H. Knopf

1941

Joined the Canadian Broadcasting Company as a writer, director and producer; wrote plays for CBC series, "Baker's Dozen"

1940

Wrote, edited and narrated Oscar-nominated documentary short, "The V-1: Story of the Robot Bomb"

Raised in Vancouver, Canada

Served with the Canadian Royal Air Force during WWII; wrote Air Force radio scripts and during off hours, wrote and directed radio productions for the BBC

Performed on "A Farewell to Arms" opposite Helen on radio

Wrote, directed and performed in a series of plays that aired under the title, "Imagine, Please" on Vancouver radio station CKWX

Was contributing director and/or producer of TV film series: "Mystery Theatre", "Panic", "Colgate Theatre", "Lux Playhouse", "M Squad", "Thriller", "Hong Kong"

Produced "Studio One" TV series

Produced and directed TV series, "Life With Father"

Produced and directed CBS series, "Ford Theatre"

Was producer and director for CBS series, "Studio One"

Became executive producer and writer in residence, CBS-TV

Appointed head of TV drama, CBC

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