Mann Rubin

A mystery and science fiction writer for comic books and magazines, Mann Rubin successfully crossed over to sustain a 40-year career providing original and adapted scripts for the big and small screens. During World War ... Read more »
Born: 12/11/1927

Filmography

Writer (22)

The Human Shield 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Human Shield 1992 (Movie)

(From Story)

Dynasty 1980 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Barnaby Jones 1972 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Rockford Files 1974 - 1980 (TV Show)

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First Deadly Sin 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Return of Captain Nemo 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Amazing Captain Nemo 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mannix 1967 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Land of the Giants 1968 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Todd Killings 1970 (Movie)

(From Story)

An American Dream 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Warning Shot 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 - 1965 (TV Show)

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Brainstorm 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Best of Everything 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Climax! (TV Show)

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Future Cop (TV Show)

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Lucan (TV Show)

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See the Man Run (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Rookies (TV Show)

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Today's FBI (TV Show)

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Biography

A mystery and science fiction writer for comic books and magazines, Mann Rubin successfully crossed over to sustain a 40-year career providing original and adapted scripts for the big and small screens. During World War II he was stationed in Paris, and after returning to the United States, he attended New York University, graduating in 1952. Rubin wasted no time, immediately finding work writing for such DC Comics as "Strange Adventures" and "Mystery in Space" as well as the science fiction anthology TV series "Tales of Tomorrow," a predecessor to "The Twilight Zone" that featured early adaptations of work by such luminaries as Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury. As a mystery writer, Rubin had his stories published in the renowned "Alfred Hitchcock Magazine," and earned an Edgar Award (from the Mystery Writers of America) for an episode of "Mannix." While Rubin's features often became B-movies, such as "An American Dream," based on a Norman Mailer novel, his 1980 film "The First Deadly Sin" earned acclaim for a standout performance by Frank Sinatra in what would be the singer/actor's final film. In addition to such expected genre fare as "The Rockford Files" and "Dragnet," Rubin also dabbled in primetime soap territory including "Dynasty" and "Knots Landing." He wrote his first novel, the mystery "Fast Friends Die Slow," in 1998, and has taught screenwriting at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.

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