John D. Robinson, who penned numerous episodes of 1950s TV shows, died April 3 of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles. He was 76.

He began as a sound effects man for NBC Radio in Hollywood. A few of the shows he worked on included “The Red Skelton Show” and “The Burns and Allen Show.”

He segued to writing during the 1950s and scripted numerous TV shows including “Dragnet,” “Wanted: Dead or Alive” (starring Steve McQueen), “Trackdown” (Robert Culp) and “Richard Diamond” (David Janssen).

He is survived by three daughters and four grandchildren.

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