Born May 8, 1923, in Bombay, India; died of cancer, December 3, 1991, in LosAngeles, CA. Writer, producer, and performer.
During his lifetime, Laird involved himself in all areas of the performing arts. He appeared in his first movie, The Circus Clown, in 1934, and later went on to act on stage, in films, and on television. His film appearancesinclude Mr. Belvedere Goes to College and Journey into Light,and his television appearances include episodes of Fireside Theatre, Ben Casey and Ironside. Laird was also a prolific and versatile writer,scripting episodes of My Three Sons, Dragnet, The Wild Wild West andKojak. Laird produced many of the episodes he wrote, as well as numerous others. At the time of his death, Laird was working on a television seriesbased on stories by thriller writer Robert Ludlum.