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George Bellak

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George Bellak (April 9, 1919 – October 22, 2002)[1][2] was an American television writer who was active from the 1950s to the 1980s. He wrote episodes for Justice, (1954), Playhouse 90 (1957-1959), The Asphalt Jungle (1961), N.Y.P.D. (1967-1968), Cannon (1970-1975), and dozens of others. He was a winner of Writers Guild of America Award, and was nominated for an Emmy award for his teleplay Sadbird as part of the CBS Playhouse series.[3]

Bellak was recruited in August 1973 to work on the TV series Space: 1999 (1975). He wrote the pilot episode Breakaway and was story consultant during early development, even preparing a writer's guide in September, before leaving the show in October just before filming began.


  1. ^ "All U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 results for George Bellak". n.d. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "George Bellak—Obituary". The New York Times. October 23, 2002. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
  3. ^ CBS Playhouse: Sadbird.
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