The Walter Brough Collection, 1957-1995 is comprised of material relating to Brough’s television and film writing career,
including development materials, multiple drafts with handwritten revisions, and a selection of ephemera and publicity materials.
Works represented include television shows such as: Blue Light, Dr. Kildare, The Fugitive, Heart of the City, Hunter, The
Law and Harry McGraw, Mannix, The Magician, Mission Impossible (1966), Mission Impossible (1988), Name of the Game, Over My
Dead Body, Route 66, Sirens, Spenser: For Hire, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Wildside. The collection also contains
the screenplays: THE DESPERADOS, FUNERAL FOR AN ASSASSIN, and ON A DEAD MAN'S CHEST.
Walter John Brough was born December 19,1925 in Wallingford, PA. He joined the Navy after high school and served during WWII.
Following the war he continued his education, graduating from La Salle University in Pennsylvania. He moved to California
to turn his life-long passion for writing into a career in film and television while earning an MA in Drama at USC.
In the course of his long career, he accumulated hundreds of writing and producing credits for notable series such as Dr.
Kildare, Mission: Impossible, Spenser: For Hire, Hunter, and The Fugitive. He loved to travel and his work took him to Great
Britain, Europe and South Africa where he wrote several films--from the Ventura County Star October 20, 2013.