William Bruce Mageean Lansbury
12 January 1930
|Died||13 February 2017 (aged 87)|
|Cause of death||Alzheimer's disease|
|Citizenship||British and American (since 1954)|
|Occupation||Television producer and writer, screenwriter|
|Years active||1953–1996; 2003|
|Known for||For producing:|
The Wild Wild West,
Murder, She Wrote
Edgar Lansbury Sr.
|Family||George Lansbury (grandfather)|
Angela Lansbury (sister)
Edgar Lansbury Jr. (brother)
William Bruce Mageean Lansbury (12 January 1930 – 13 February 2017) was an English-American television producer. His career lasted over 30 years, starting from the 1960s to the 1990s. He was known for producing many famous television shows such as The Wild Wild West, Mission: Impossible, Knight Rider and Murder, She Wrote.
Early life[change | change source]
Lansbury was born in London. He was the grandson of former Labour Party leader George Lansbury. He was the younger brother of actress Angela Lansbury. He became a citizen of the United States in 1954.
Career[change | change source]
His career began in 1953, but became frequent in the 1960s. He retired officially in 1996, but returned to write a screenplay for a TV movie about Murder, She Wrote in 2003.
Lansbury served as producer of 69 episodes of The Wild Wild West, from 1966-69, and 38 episodes of Mission: Impossible, from 1969-1972. Lansbury served as producer of Wonder Woman, Knight Rider and executive producer for the science fiction series The Fantastic Journey.
Death[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Profile, FilmReference.com, 13 December 2012
- Bruce Lansbury profile, imdb.com; accessed 28 June 2016.
- Bruce Lansbury, TV Producer and Brother of Angela Lansbury, Dies at 87, hollywoodreporter.com; accessed 15 February 2016.