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Harve Bennett

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The Resume

    (August 17, 1930-February 25, 2015)
    Born in Chicago, Illinois
    Birth name was Harvard Bennett Fischman
    Made over 200 appearances on the radio show 'Quiz Kids' (1941-46)
    Producer for the TV series Mod Squad, The Six Million Dollar Man, and The Bionic Woman
    Producer or executive producer for the 'Star Trek' films from II ('Wrath of Khan') through V ('The Final Frontier')
    First name rhymes with 'carve'

Why he might be annoying:

    He said he dropped his last name partly to dissociate himself from his 'Quiz Kids' fame and 'partly it was my Jewishness.'
    He said,, 'My friends say I have something called the Lazarus syndrome,' because of his fondness for bringing characters back from the dead (most notably, Jamie Sommers for 'The Bionic Woman' and Spock for 'Star Trek III').
    His plans to follow 'Star Trek V' with the prequel 'Starfleet Academy' was shot down by opposition from Gene Roddenberry and most of the original series' supporting cast.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He said about being a Quiz Kid, 'Over the long run, the fame and success, I believe, had a totally positive effect on me.'
    He won an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Special for 'A Woman Called Golda.' (1982)
    'Wrath of Khan' director Nicholas Meyer said, 'I don't think there would be a Star Trek franchise without him. He rescued it.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 32 Votes: 3.12% Annoying