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Subject: TV Writer Henry Sharp


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Died in January at 106
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Date Posted: Thursday, July 18, 09:41:23am

Television writer Henry Sharp dies at 106

Television writer Henry Sharp, whose credits included The Wild Wild West, Mission: Impossible and The Man From U.N.C.L.E., died Jan. 9 at 106, according to a Twitter post by the Writers Guild West.

Sharp’s entry on IMDB.com lists credits across various genres going back to the late 1950s. Many of his initial credits were for situation comedies, including The Donna Reed Show and McHale’s Navy.

The writer shifted to spy-fi in the mid 1960s as the spy genre became popular. Sharp was brought in to rewrite a first-season U.N.C.L.E. episode, The Neptune Affair, about a group of scientists trying to start World War III. Sharp shared the teleplay credit with John W. Bloch, who plotted the story.

Sharp’s biggest mark was on The Wild Wild West, which mixed cowboys and espionage.

Sharp wrote four first-season episodes. Early in the second season, he was brought aboard as story editor (formal title: story consultant), where he helped supervise and revise scripts. He had a total of 10 writing credits on the series.

One of his best was early in the second season, The Night of the Golden Cobra, which featured Boris Karloff as the guest adversary for Secret Service agents James West and Artemus Gordon (Robert Conrad and Ross Martin).

https://hmssweblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/15/television-writer-henry-sharp-dies-at-106/

Henry E. Sharp
June 25, 1912 – January 9, 2019

https://www.wga.org/news-events/news/in-memoriam

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IMDb-Thursday, July 18, 09:41:56am
  • 106! Wow! (NT) -- Wrote for several classic TV comedies, Thursday, July 18, 11:36:10am
I saw this several months ago on the WGA West site, but couldn't find an actual obit. (NT)WGA provided no link other than IMDb.Thursday, July 18, 12:10:09pm
I found this interesting biography written on Sharp back in 2016His brother, Philip, was also a TV writer, and the two wrote a few scripts together.Friday, July 19, 08:30:42am


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