Screenwriter best for his efforts to the initial Celebrity Trek series, Bonanza, Zorro, Have Gun–Will Travel, Wagon Teach, as well as the Wild Wild West. During Globe Battle II, he offered within the Marines. He was also an achieved novelist, having released Meanwhile Back AT THE FRONT END and The Brief Result in 1964. He passed away of both throat and lung tumor in 1973. He was unmarried. He caused acting professional Pernell Roberts on the display Bonanza.