Bruce Bilson (born May 19, 1928) is an American film and television director. He is most notable for his work as a regular director on the spy spoof Get Smart. He won the 1967-68 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for the third season Get Smart episode "Maxwell Smart, Private Eye".
|Occupation||Director, producer, screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Mona Weichman (1955-1976; divorced; 2 children)|
Renne Jarrett (1981-present)
Life and career
Bilson was born in Brooklyn to Jewish parents. His mother, Hattie Bilson (née Dratwa), was an American screenwriter, and his father, George Bilson (1902-1981), was an English producer/writer/director (born Leeds, West Yorkshire). His brother, Malcolm is a fortepianist and professor of piano at Cornell University.
Bilson graduated from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in 1950.
Bilson married Mona Weichman on August 31, 1955; they divorced in 1976. They had two children, Danny Bilson (born 1956), a film and video game writer/producer and father of Rachel Bilson, and Julie Ahlberg, a film producer.
Bilson married Renne Jarrett in 1981.
- Bruce Bilson Biography, filmreference.com; accessed May 23, 2017.
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- Leszczak, Bob (2014-08-23). The Odd Couple on Stage and Screen: A History with Cast and Crew Profiles and an Episode Guide. McFarland. ISBN 9781476615394.
- "Julie Ahlberg". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-05-21.
- "Two Chairs No Waiting 363: Neal Brower Interviews Bruce Bilson 2011 (Part 4)". imayberry.com.