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John L. Greene
Position Writer
Biographical Information
Birthdate November 10, 1912
Birthplace Buffalo, New York, United States
Death Date October 4, 1995 (age 82)
Death Place Los Angeles, California, United States[1]

John L. Greene was a writer on Bewitched. He wrote eighteen episodes and one story for the series (1964-1971). Greene wrote most of his episodes with two writing partners - Paul David (1964-1966) and David V. Robison (1966).


John L. Greene was an American writer. He was born on November 10, 1912, in New York State.

A Buffalo native, Greene grew up in Fremont, Ohio, and attended The University of Iowa, where he earned a master’s degree in journalism. After graduation he began writing short stories for magazines and then moved to New York to work on children’s radio shows.

In 1938, he came to Hollywood where he wrote for the Texaco Star Theater radio program, which featured such stalwarts as John Barrymore, Charlie Ruggles, Adolphe Menjou and Una Merkle.

Greene wrote and co-wrote numerous radio and television shows including Ozzie and Harriet, Blondie, The Real McCoys, Tycoon, Bewitched, The Flying Nun, I Dream of Jeannie, Andy Griffith and Green Acres.

Greene created the popular 1960’s television series My Favorite Martian which ran from 1963 to 1966 on CBS. It starred Ray Walston as a Martian who crash-landed on Earth and was found by newspaper reporter played by Bill Bixby.

John L. Greene died on October 4, 1995, of unreported causes at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 82. He was survived by his wife, Helen, a daughter and a son.[2]


Sole Authorship[]

  • A Chance on Love
  • Instant Courtesy (teleplay)
  • Man of the Year
  • Samantha and Darrin in Mexico City
  • Samantha's Psychic Pslip

With Paul David[]

With David V. Robison[]



  1. John L. Greene on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on January 8, 2020.
  2. John L. Greene obituary, Variety, October 9, 1995. Retrieved on September 17, 2020, edited.
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