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Fred Freiberger

Mostly Credited As: Fred Freiberger
Birth Name: Charles Woodgrove
Date Of Birth: February 19, 1915 (Age 88)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City
Date Of Death: March 02, 2003
Cause Of Death: natural causes


Fred Freiberger, a veteran film and television writer and producer, died March 2nd, 2003 at his home On Bel Aire, Ca, at the age of 88. A renown name in the credits of the original "Star Trek" series, he was the screenwriter for the movie in episode 517- BEGINNING OF THE END and producer of the TV series "Space: 1999" .
Born in New York City in 1915, he began working in advertising during the late 1930s. Freiberger earned a Purple Heart during World War II when he was shot down over Germany. He spent 22 months as a prisoner of war. When the war was over, Freiberger started working as a movie publicist, but soon turned to screenplay writing. With the coming of television, he wrote for dramatic anthology series such as "Zane Grey" and "Fireside Theatre" and westerns including "Have Gun, Will Travel," "Wanted: Dead or Alive," "Bonanza," "Rawhide" and "The Big Valley."
"The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms" (1953), the first movie he produced, was based on a Ray Bradbury story. He went on to produced films including "The Weapon" (1956) and 1958's "Crash Landing." Remaining busy in television, he wrote teleplays for, and served as producer of, series including "Ben Casey," "The Wild, Wild West," and "The Six Million Dollar Man."
He was the producer of the second season of "Space: 1999" and the third season of the original "Star Trek" series.
He continued to write for TV well into the 1980s, and you can spot his name in the credits for several episodes of "Sea Hunt 1987," "Starsky and Hutch," "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Cagney and Lacey."



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Ben Casey (1961)• Producer
The Iron Horse (1966)• Producer
Big Shamus, Little Shamus (1979)• Producer
Korg: 70,000 B.C. (1974)• Producer
• Creator
Space: 1999 (1975)• Producer (S02)
Star Trek (1966)• Producer
The Adventures of Superboy (1988) (1988)• Executive Story Consultant
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)• Producer
The Wild Wild West (1965)• Producer

Episode Crew


The Adventures of Superboy (1988) (1988) (Credited in 6 episodes from this show) 
 
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Lex Luthor, Sentenced to Death 02x02 Oct/14/1989 As: Writer
With This Ring I Thee Kill 02x01 Oct/07/1989 As: Writer
Hollywood 01x24 May/13/1989 As: Writer
Countdown to Nowhere 01x05 Nov/05/1988 As: Writer
Back to Oblivion 01x03 Oct/22/1988 As: Writer
Sea Hunt (1987) (1987) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Underwater Quake 01x04 Oct/17/1987 As: Writer
Nurse (1981) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Rivals 02x03 Dec/02/1981 As: Writer
The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
The Great Bank Robbery 04x06 Nov/06/1981 As: Writer
Route 7-11 01x12 May/04/1979 As: Writer
Big Shamus, Little Shamus (1979) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
The Fanatics 01x09 Unaired As: Writer
The Ledge 01x04 Unaired As: Writer
Starsky & Hutch (1975) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
 
Moonshine 04x05 Oct/17/1978 As: Writer
Terror on the Docks 01x12 Nov/26/1975 As: Writer
Kill Huggy Bear 01x08 Oct/29/1975 As: Writer
Savage Sunday 01x01 Sep/10/1975 As: Writer
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Sharks (2) 05x02 Sep/18/1977 As: Writer
Petrocelli (1974) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Too Many Alibis 02x11 Dec/24/1975 As: Writer
S.W.A.T. (1975) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Steel-Plated Security Blanket 01x10 May/05/1975 As: Writer
Emergency! (1972) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Nurses Wild 01x06 Mar/04/1972 As: Writer
Ironside (1967) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
And Then There Was One 05x20 Jan/20/1972 As: Writer
All in the Family (1971) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Writing the President 01x02 Jan/19/1971 As: Story
The Big Valley (1965) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Long Ride 04x08 Nov/25/1968 As: Writer
The Fugitive (1963) (1963) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Run the Man Down 04x15 Jan/03/1967 As: Story
Laredo (1965) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Dance of the Laughing Death 02x02 Sep/23/1966 As: Writer
The Wild Wild West (1965) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Night of the Dancing Death 01x08 Nov/05/1965 As: Writer
Ben Casey (1961) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
I'll Get on My Ice Flow and Wave Goodbye 03x18 Jan/08/1964 As: Writer
Have Gun, Will Travel (1957) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
Two Plus One 06x30 Apr/06/1963 As: Story, Teleplay
The Chase 02x29 Apr/11/1959 As: Writer
Laramie (1959) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
Bad Blood 04x10 Dec/04/1962 As: Writer
A Sound of Bells 02x13 Dec/27/1960 As: Writer
Rawhide (1959) (Credited in 8 episodes from this show) 
 
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Incident at Sugar Creek 05x09 Nov/23/1962 As: Writer
Incident of the One Hundred Amulets 02x26 May/06/1960 As: Writer
Incident of the Thirteenth Man 02x05 Oct/23/1959 As: Writer
Incident of the Shambling Man 02x03 Oct/09/1959 As: Story
Incident at Dangerfield Dip 02x02 Oct/02/1959 As: Teleplay
Cain's Hundred (1961) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
The New Order 01x22 Mar/06/1962 As: Writer
Take a Number 01x15 Jan/09/1962 As: Writer
Dead Load 01x09 Nov/21/1961 As: Writer
Cheyenne (1955) (1955) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
The Idol 06x11 Jan/29/1962 As: Writer
Test of Courage 02x11 Jan/29/1957 As: Teleplay
Adventures in Paradise (1959) (Credited in 5 episodes from this show) 
 
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Survival 03x13 Dec/31/1961 As: Writer
The Assassins 03x09 Nov/26/1961 As: Writer
A Penny a Day 02x27 Apr/24/1961 As: Writer
The Feather Cloak 02x20 Feb/27/1961 As: Writer
Once Around the Circuit 02x03 Oct/17/1960 As: Writer
Dante (1960) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Light Lady, Dark Room 01x19 Feb/20/1961 As: Writer
Riverboat (1959) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Listen to the Nightingale 02x13 Jan/02/1961 As: Writer
Hong Kong (1960) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
When Strangers Meet 01x13 Dec/21/1960 As: Story, Teleplay
Bonanza (1959) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Denver McKee 02x06 Oct/15/1960 As: Writer
Men into Space (1959) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Into the Sun 01x35 Aug/24/1960 As: Story
Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Double Trouble 04x21 Aug/09/1960 As: Writer
The Overland Trail (1960) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
Lawyer in Petticoats 01x08 Mar/27/1960 As: Writer
West of Boston 01x03 Feb/21/1960 As: Writer
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958) (Credited in 5 episodes from this show) 
 
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The Pariah 02x27 Mar/26/1960 As: Writer
Triple Vice 02x25 Feb/27/1960 As: Writer
The Matchmaker 02x03 Sep/19/1959 As: Writer
The Conquerers 01x35 May/02/1959 As: Writer
Call Your Shot 01x23 Feb/07/1959 As: Writer
Black Saddle (1959) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Murdock 02x07 Nov/13/1959 As: Writer
World of Giants (1959) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Smugglers 01x10 Nov/07/1959 As: Writer
Trackdown (1957) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
The Unwanted 02x34 May/13/1959 As: Writer
Alpine, Texas 01x07 Nov/15/1957 As: Writer
Zane Grey Theatre (1956) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
The Vaunted 03x08 Nov/27/1958 As: Writer
The Freighter 02x15 Jan/17/1958 As: Writer
Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre (1957) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
Three Years Dark 01x38 Jun/23/1958 As: Writer
Johnny Risk 01x37 Jun/16/1958 As: Writer
The Clock Strikes Twelve 01x35 Jun/02/1958 As: Writer
Tombstone Territory (1957) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
The Assassin 01x32 May/21/1958 As: Writer
Guns of Silver 01x07 Nov/27/1957 As: Writer
Climax! (1954) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Burst of Violence 03x02 Sep/13/1956 As: Writer
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) (1955) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Salvage 01x06 Nov/06/1955 As: Writer
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