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Norman MacDonnell (1916–1979)

With writer John Meston, producer Norman Macdonnell created "Gunsmoke," the preeminent (and first) adult western on both radio and television. His contribution cannot be overestimated--his genius was in his ability as a producer to assemble a cohesive and highly creative team of writers, actors and production personnel, a hallmark of both the ... See full bio »

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The Virginian Producer
(1965-1971)
Gunsmoke Writer
(1955-1975)
Playhouse 90 Producer
(1958)
Gunsmoke Writer

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  Gunsmoke (TV Series) (based on the radio series created by - 635 episodes, 1955 - 1975) (story by - 5 episodes, 1960 - 1961)
- The Sharecroppers (1975) ... (based on the radio series created by - uncredited)
- Manolo (1975) ... (based on the radio series created by - uncredited)
- The Busters (1975) ... (based on the radio series created by - uncredited)
- I Have Promises to Keep (1975) ... (based on the radio series created by - uncredited)
- Hard Labor (1975) ... (based on the radio series created by - uncredited)
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 2018 The Forsaken Westerns (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Mountain Man (2018) ... (producer)
 1974 McMasters of Sweetwater (TV Movie) (producer)
  The Virginian (TV Series) (executive producer - 112 episodes, 1965 - 1971) (producer - 1 episode, 1969)
- The Town Killer (1971) ... (executive producer)
- The Politician (1971) ... (executive producer)
- Last of the Comancheros (1970) ... (executive producer)
- Experiment at New Life (1970) ... (executive producer)
- Gun Quest (1970) ... (executive producer)
 1969 This Savage Land (TV Movie) (producer - as Norman Macdonnell)
 1967 The Ballad of Josie (producer - as Norman Macdonnell)
 1966-1967 The Road West (TV Series) (producer - 29 episodes)
- Elizabeth's Odyssey (1967) ... (producer)
- The Agreement (1967) ... (producer)
- A War for the Gravediggers (1967) ... (producer)
- The Eighty-Seven Dollar Bride (1967) ... (producer)
- Charade of Justice (1967) ... (producer)
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Easter Breach (1965) ... (producer)
  Gunsmoke (TV Series) (producer - 304 episodes, 1956 - 1965) (associate producer - 52 episodes, 1955 - 1957) (executive producer - 39 episodes, 1956 - 1957)
- Gilt Guilt (1965) ... (producer - as Norman Macdonnell)
- Bank Baby (1965) ... (producer - as Norman Macdonnell)
- Winner Take All (1965) ... (producer - as Norman Macdonnell)
- Circus Trick (1965) ... (producer - as Norman Macdonnell)
- Hammerhead (1964) ... (producer - as Norman Macdonnell)
 1960 The Texan (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Mountain Man (1960) ... (producer)
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Dungeon (1958) ... (producer)
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 1958 Wide Wide World (TV Series documentary)
Self
- The Western (1958) ... Self
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Other Works:

(1952-61) Radio: Director/producer of CBS Radio's "Gunsmoke". See more »

Alternate Names:

Norman Macdonnell
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