Herman Miller, who developed the “Kung Fu” TV series and wrote its pilot, died April 18 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center following a prolonged illness. He was 79.

In 1972, Miller was honored with the Writers Guild award for best episodic drama for his “Kung Fu” script, “King of the Mountain.”

He also wrote the screenplay for “Coogan’s Bluff,” which he later developed into the TV series “McCloud.”

Other TV credits include “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Death Valley Days,” “MacGyver” and “The New Mike Hammer.” He also served as a producer for “Kung Fu.”

Miller is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

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