John Mantley was a television producer and writer. The collection consists of script files and a small amount of production
material related to Mantley's involvement on the television shows
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century,
How The West Was Won.
There is little biographical information available about John Mantley. He was born in Toronto, Canada to actor parents. He
attended St Catherine's Institute of Vocational School where he was active in sports and the drama society. He was later
president of the Victoria Colledge Dramatic Society, which won several international competitions. He was trained as a fighter
pilot during WWII and while on leave also produced shows for the British Armed Forces in the Far East. After the war, and
following his goal to become and actor, he studied at the Pasadena Playhouse, and earned a master's degree. Although he planned
to work for his cousin, Mary Pickford, circumstances brought him back to Canada where he started working in radio and where
he earned provincial and national awards for acting and directing with the New Play Society.
His credits include executive producer of the television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Gunsmoke, How The West Was Won, and MacGyver.
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