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Don Brinkley Dead: Television Writer Dies At 91

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Don Brinkley dies at 91.
Don Brinkley dies at 91.

NEW YORK -- Don Brinkley, a noted television writer and the stepfather of supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley, has died. He was 91.

A spokeswoman for Brinkley said her stepfather died on Saturday in Sag Harbor, N.Y.

Don Brinkley was a television writer and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years.

His credits included "Trapper John, M.D.," and such 1950s and 1960s staples as "Wanted: Dead or Alive," "The Untouchables," "Ben Casey," "Rawhide," "The Fugitive," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and "Medical Center."

In 1988, he was honored by the Museum of Broadcasting in New York.

He also was a journalist for CBS Radio News.

He is survived by his second wife, Marge, and two children – Christie, who was adopted by Don – and Greg. He had two children with his first wife Lois. His grandchildren include musician Alexa Ray Joel.

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