Norman Macdonnell (November 8, 1916, Pasadena, California – November 28, 1979, Burbank, California) 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.
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Radio 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, The Green Lama  and Rogers of the Gazette. Television Macdonnell was credited with the "creation of the longest-running prime-time drama series in TV history", Gunsmoke.  Macdonnell produced two other television programs, The Virginian and The Road West. Family Macdonnell married Judith Murray; the couple had one child (a daughter), two grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. References
^ 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.
WorldCat Identities VIAF: 161603376
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