Bruce Bilson
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Bruce Bilson
Bruce Bilson
Born (1928-05-19) May 19, 1928 (age 92)
Alma materUCLA
OccupationDirector, producer, screenwriter
Years active1955-2006
Mona Weichman (1955-1976; divorced; 2 children)
Renne Jarrett (1981-present)

Bruce Bilson (born May 19, 1928) is an American film and television director. He is most notable for his work as a regular director on the spy spoof Get Smart. He won the 1967-68 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for the third season Get Smart episode "Maxwell Smart, Private Eye".

Life and career

Bilson was born in Brooklyn to Jewish parents. His mother, Hattie Bilson (née Dratwa), was an American screenwriter, and his father, George Bilson (1902-1981), was an English producer/writer/director (born Leeds, West Yorkshire).[1] His brother, Malcolm is a fortepianist and professor of piano at Cornell University.

Bilson graduated from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in 1950.[2][3]


Bilson married Mona Weichman on August 31, 1955; they divorced in 1976. They had two children, Danny Bilson (born 1956), a film and video game writer/producer and father of Rachel Bilson, and Julie Ahlberg, a film producer.[4]

Bilson married Renne Jarrett in 1981.[]





  1. ^ Bruce Bilson Biography,; accessed May 23, 2017.
  2. ^ "DONOR HONOR ROLL 2017". UCLA School of TFT. 2017-08-11. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Leszczak, Bob (2014-08-23). The Odd Couple on Stage and Screen: A History with Cast and Crew Profiles and an Episode Guide. McFarland. ISBN 9781476615394.
  4. ^ "Julie Ahlberg". IMDb. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Two Chairs No Waiting 363: Neal Brower Interviews Bruce Bilson 2011 (Part 4)".

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