TV writer Gillis dies

Gillis, whose career spanned more than four decades, passed away in Moscow, Idaho on 19 August (10), his daughter Candida tells the New York Times.

His small screen credits include episodes of Lassie, Superman, Spin and Marty, I Spy, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Lost in Space, Perry Mason, for which he was also associate producer, and Columbo, which earned him an Emmy nomination in 1972.

He is survived by his daughter, Candida Gillis, and a grandson.