Lee Erwin (writer)

Lee Erwin (September 12, 1906 in Ada, Oklahoma - June 4, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) was a television writer from the 1950s to the 1970s. Erwin wrote for Mr. & Mrs. North, The Millionaire, Have Gun, Will Travel, The New Adventures of Charlie Chan and many other 1950s and 1960s TV shows. He is probably best known for his Star Trek episode "Whom Gods Destroy",[1] his two-part Tarzan episode "The Deadly Silence", and his episode of The Lieutenant, "To Set It Right", which was never aired because the subject matter, racial prejudice, was taboo for entertainment television at the time. This episode can be viewed at The Paley Center for Media. His last work for television was the script for the All in the Family episode "Writing the President" (1971).

Lee Erwin
Born(1906-09-12)September 12, 1906
DiedJune 4, 1972(1972-06-04) (aged 65)
OccupationTelevision screenwriter
Years active1953-1971


  1. Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda, The Star Trek Encyclopedia, Pocket Books, 1999, ISBN 0-671-53609-5

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