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Roy Huggins (July 18, 1914April 3, 2002) was a novelist and an influential writer and producer of humorous, character-driven US television series. Shows he was involved in typically featured misfits and rascals rather than conventional heroes. July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Huggins' novels include The Double Take (1946), Too Late For Tears (1947) and Lovely Lady, Pity Me (1949).


He is best known as the creator of long-running shows such as Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip, The Fugitive and The Rockford Files. Maverick is a comedy-western television series created by Roy Huggins that ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC. // Roy Huggins Creates the First TV Anti-Hero Maverick featured James Garner as Bret Maverick (1957-1960), an adventurous gambler roaming the Old West, Jack Kelly as... 77 Sunset Strip was one of the most popular of the detective television shows in early television. ... The Fugitive is an American network television dramatic series (ABC, 1963-1967) starring David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, an innocent man falsely convicted for his wifes murder and sentenced to death. ... The Rockford Files was an American detective (private investigator) television drama that had its first run on the NBC television network between 1974 and 1980 and has been in constant syndication to the present day. ...


He also produced Alias Smith and Jones and Baretta and, after being lured out of retirement by protege Stephen J. Cannell, served for three years as the executive producer of Hunter. Alias Smith and Jones was a television comedy-western series on ABC from 1971 to 1973, starring Pete Duel and Ben Murphy. ... Baretta was a detective series which ran on ABC from 1975 to 1978. ... Stephen J. Cannell (born May 2, 1941) (pronounced CAN-ULL) is an Emmy award winning television producer, writer, novelist and occasional actor from the USA. Noted for sophisticated, character-driven writing within genre formats, Cannell has created or co-created nearly 40 different shows, including The Rockford Files, The Greatest... Hunter was a police drama television series starring Fred Dryer which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991. ...


Cannell said of Huggins' time on Hunter: "Roy was in the driver's seat where he belonged. Nobody does it better or with more style...Roy Huggins is my Godfather, my Hero and my Friend. They don't come any better."


Huggins often wrote under the pseudonym John Thomas James, a composite of the names of his three sons from his second marriage.


A member of the Communist Party USA until the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact of 1939, Huggins appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, where he named 19 former comrades who had already been named before the Committee. The Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) is one of several Marxist-Leninist groups in the United States. ... HUAC hearings The House Committee on Un-American Activities or HUAC (or, rarely, HCUA) (1945-1975) was an investigating committee of the United States House of Representatives. ...


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Roy Huggins originally intended for the villain of The Fugitive to have red hair, but he felt that it was such a common characteristic that he chose to have a one-armed man instead.
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Roy Huggins is a prolific and influential producer who created several of the most enduring dramatic series in the history of television, including Maverick (1957-62), 77 Sunset Strip (1958-64), The Fugitive (1963-67), and The Rockford Files (1974-80).
Huggins agreed to produce King's Row, but after creating the series he was reassigned to Cheyenne in order to salvage the faltering series, which faced withering reviews from both critics and sponsors.
Huggins was directly responsible for the studio's three most successful series, but was not even given credit for having created Maverick and 77 Sunset Strip, which studio executives claimed had been based on properties already owned by the studio.
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