The Info List - Norman MacDonnell

--- Advertisement ---

Norman Macdonnell (November 8, 1916, Pasadena, California
Pasadena, California
– November 28, 1979, Burbank, California)[1] was an American radio and television producer best known for co-creating (along with John Meston) and producing the Western radio and television series, Gunsmoke. He was a long-time executive producer for the television series The Virginian.


1 Radio 2 Television 3 Family 4 References

Radio[edit] Macdonnell was active during the days of old-time radio. Programs for which he was producer, director, or both included The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Escape, Fort Laramie, Gunsmoke, Have Gun, Will Travel, The Harold Peary Show, Suspense,[2] The Green Lama
The Green Lama
[3] and Rogers of the Gazette.[4] Television[edit] Macdonnell was credited with the "creation of the longest-running prime-time drama series in TV history", Gunsmoke. [5] Macdonnell produced two other television programs, The Virginian and The Road West.[6] Family[edit] Macdonnell married Judith Murray;[1] the couple had one child (a daughter[6]), two grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. References[edit]

^ a b " Norman Macdonnell Biography". Internet Move Database. Retrieved June 1, 2014.  ^ Dunning, John. (1976). Tune in Yesterday: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, 1925-1976. Prentice-Hall, Inc. ISBN 0-13-932616-2, pp. 12, 185, 215, 259-60, 268, 518, 584. ^ "CBS Mystery Series". Broadcasting-Telecasting. Broadcasting Publications, Inc. June 13, 1949. Retrieved June 2, 2014.  ^ "Rogers of the Gazette" (PDF). Old-Time Radio. Retrieved June 2, 2014.  ^ "Norman Macdonnell". tv.com. Retrieved June 2, 2014.  ^ a b "Norman Macdonnell, 'Gunsmoke' Creator". The Hour. December 1, 1979. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 161603376

This biographical article related to television in the United States is a stub. You can help by expandi