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George Eckstein

2 May 1928 to 11 September 2009

In a busy career, Eckstein wrote and later produced many iconic shows in the American television canon. These include The Untouchables (1961-63), Dr Kildare (1962), Gunsmoke (1964065), The Fugitive (1963-67) and The Invaders (1967). Among the TV movies he produced was Duel (1971), which launched the career of Steven Spielberg.