Gene Coon

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Birthday
7, 1924
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Jul 8, 1973 (49)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
7, 1924
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Jul 8, 1973 (49)

About

Screenwriter most recognized for his contributions to the original Star Trek series, Bonanza, Zorro, Have Gun--Will Travel, Wagon Train, and The Wild Wild West.

Before Fame

During World War II, he served in the Marines.

Trivia

He was also an accomplished novelist, having published Meanwhile Back At The Front and The Short End in 1964.

Family Life

He died of both throat and lung cancer in 1973. He was unmarried.

Associated With

He worked with actor Pernell Roberts on the show Bonanza.