Roy Huggins

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Roy Huggins (July 18, 1914 – April 3, 2002) was an American novelist and an influential writer/creator and producer of character-driven television series, including Maverick, The Fugitive, and The Rockford Files.wikipedia
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Maverick (TV series)

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Roy Huggins (July 18, 1914 – April 3, 2002) was an American novelist and an influential writer/creator and producer of character-driven television series, including Maverick, The Fugitive, and The Rockford Files.
Maverick is an American Western dramatic television series with comedic overtones created by Roy Huggins and originally starring James Garner.

The Fugitive (TV series)

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Roy Huggins (July 18, 1914 – April 3, 2002) was an American novelist and an influential writer/creator and producer of character-driven television series, including Maverick, The Fugitive, and The Rockford Files.
The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins.

The Rockford Files

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Roy Huggins (July 18, 1914 – April 3, 2002) was an American novelist and an influential writer/creator and producer of character-driven television series, including Maverick, The Fugitive, and The Rockford Files. At Universal, he co-created The Rockford Files and produced The Virginian, Alias Smith and Jones, and Baretta, among other series.
The show was created by Roy Huggins and Stephen J. Cannell.

I Love Trouble (1948 film)

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When Columbia Pictures purchased the rights to Huggins' novel The Double Take in 1948, Huggins signed a contract with the studio to adapt the script into the movie I Love Trouble.
I Love Trouble is a 1948 American film noir mystery film written by Roy Huggins from his first novel The Double Take, directed by S. Sylvan Simon, and starring Franchot Tone as Stuart Bailey.

Hangman's Knot

In 1952, he wrote and directed the film Hangman's Knot, a Randolph Scott Western.
Hangman's Knot is a 1952 American Technicolor Western film written and directed by Roy Huggins and starring Randolph Scott, Donna Reed, and Claude Jarman, Jr. The film is about a group of Confederate soldiers, unaware that the Civil War is over, who intercept a shipment of gold escorted by Union cavalry troops and are then pursued by a renegade posse.

77 Sunset Strip

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He is best known as the creator of long-running shows such as Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip, and The Fugitive, all on ABC.
77 Sunset Strip is an American television private detective drama series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roger Smith, Richard Long (from 1960 to 1961) and Edd Byrnes (billed as Edward Byrnes).

List of Maverick episodes

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He is best known as the creator of long-running shows such as Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip, and The Fugitive, all on ABC.
The following is an episode list for ABC's 1957 comedy-western television series, Maverick, created by Roy Huggins and starring James Garner, Jack Kelly, Roger Moore, and Robert Colbert as Bret, Bart, Beau, and Brent Maverick respectively.

Bus Stop (TV series)

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In the 1961-62 season, Huggins produced Bus Stop, an ABC drama based loosely on William Inge's play of the same name, with Marilyn Maxwell in the role of Grace Sherwood, owner of the bus station and diner in the fictional town of Sunrise, Colorado.
Roy Huggins, the head of production at 20th Century Fox, created Bus Stop.

Warner Bros.

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A staff writer at Columbia until 1955, Huggins moved to television in April 1955, when Warner Bros. hired him as a producer.
In the tradition of its B movies, the studio followed up with a series of rapidly produced popular Westerns, such as writer/producer Roy Huggins' critically lauded Maverick as well as Sugarfoot, Bronco, Lawman, The Alaskans and Colt .45.

Hunter (1984 American TV series)

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Huggins worked in TV through the 1980s, and served for three years as the executive producer of Hunter.
For its second season, Cannell brought in his mentor, Roy Huggins, best known for his work on Maverick and The Rockford Files, to refine the show.

Alias Smith and Jones

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At Universal, he co-created The Rockford Files and produced The Virginian, Alias Smith and Jones, and Baretta, among other series.
It was produced, written, and directed by Roy Huggins, who served as executive producer of the show.

Girl on the Run

Perhaps most famously, Jack L. Warner deliberately had the pilot to 77 Sunset Strip, entitled Girl on the Run, screened briefly at movie theatres in the Caribbean to legally establish that the television series derived from a film, rather than, as was actually the case, several books and novellas Huggins had written in the 1940s.
The film is (in truth, although not in legal fact) based on characters and situations created by writer Roy Huggins in a series of 1940s novels and novellas.

Stephen J. Cannell

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Stephen J. Cannell said of Huggins' time on Hunter: "Roy was in the driver's seat where he belonged. Nobody does it better or with more style...Roy Huggins is my Godfather, my Hero and my Friend. They don't come any better."

Adele Mara

Huggins was married to artist Bonnie Porter and later to actress Adele Mara.
Mara was married to screenwriter/series creator/producer/novelist Roy Huggins and appeared as the leading lady in three episodes of his 1957 television series Maverick.

The Virginian (TV series)

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At Universal, he co-created The Rockford Files and produced The Virginian, Alias Smith and Jones, and Baretta, among other series.

Golden Boot Awards

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Shamus Award

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Novelist

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Roy Huggins (July 18, 1914 – April 3, 2002) was an American novelist and an influential writer/creator and producer of character-driven television series, including Maverick, The Fugitive, and The Rockford Files.

University of California, Los Angeles

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Huggins was educated at the University of California, Los Angeles, 1935-41.

United States Office of Personnel Management

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After graduation, he worked as a special representative of the U.S. Civil Service, 1941–43, and later as an industrial engineer, 1943-46.

Columbia Pictures

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When Columbia Pictures purchased the rights to Huggins' novel The Double Take in 1948, Huggins signed a contract with the studio to adapt the script into the movie I Love Trouble.

RKO Pictures

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From here he entered the movie industry, working as a contract writer at Columbia and RKO Pictures.

Randolph Scott

In 1952, he wrote and directed the film Hangman's Knot, a Randolph Scott Western.