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Name  Buck Houghton
Role  Television producer
Books  What a producer does

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Died  May 14, 1999, Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse  Wanda Jackson (m. 1945–1999)
Children  Jim Houghton, Mona Houghton
Movies  It's a Good Life, The Blue Man, Dynasty, The Escape Artist
Similar People  Jim Houghton, Rod Serling, Mike Marvin, Lee Philips, Caleb Deschanel

Archible Ernest "Buck" Houghton (May 4, 1915 – May 14, 1999) was an American television producer and writer best known for producing the first three seasons of The Twilight Zone, as well as many other television programs from the 1950s through the 1990s. His collaboration with dramatist Clifford Odets, "The Richard Boone Show" (1963–64) was the only repertory company on television, in which a resident cast of actors played different roles in a TV play every week.


Early life

Houghton graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1933, where he was known as Arch Houghton. He attended UCLA, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.


While attending high school and college, he helped out backstage on several films by Cecil B. DeMille, along with his close friend and classmate Horace Hahn.


He was the father of Jim Houghton and Mona Houghton.


Houghton died in Los Angeles. He was suffering from emphysema and Lou Gehrig's disease.

Published works

  • What a Producer Does (Samuel French) is a primer for would-be film and television producers (1991)
  • References

    Buck Houghton Wikipedia

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