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Spies, formerly a reporter and feature writer for The New York Mirror, built a long career writing for television, spanning fourty years, from 1949 to 1989. Other series which he has written for include Wagon Train, The Untouchables, The Defenders, Hawaii Five-O, and Police Story.
Spies passed away during heart surgery in Los Angeles, California at the age of 78. He was a graduate of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.