Updated: October 17, 2004
IN MEMORY OF WRITER - SHIMON WINCELBERG
By Larry Lee Moniz:
"Shimon Wincelberg, a television writer and Broadway
playwright, has died. He was 80.
Wincelberg died Wednesday at a nursing home in Los
Angeles after a long illness, said publicist Fred Stuart.
Wincelberg wrote nearly 100 scripts for television series,
including "Naked City," "Mannix," "Police Woman,"
"Star Trek," "Gunsmoke," "Have Gun - Will Travel," "Lost in
Space," and, more recently, "Law & Order."
He also wrote the 1959 Broadway play "Kataki," which was
inspired by his World War II service in the Army's 27th
Division, Combat Intelligence. His 1962 play "Windows
of Heaven" made its world premiere at Stockholm's Royal
Wincelberg, born in Kiel, Germany, started his career
as a short story writer for The New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar
and Punch. During his career, Wincelberg was a mentor to many
Orthodox Jews in Hollywood, Stuart said. He also wrote a
segment of "Have Gun - Will Travel" about a Jewish immigrant in
the Old West.
He is survived by his wife, Anita Marateck, three children
and seven grandchildren."
(*) We have searched the internet for a photo of Mr. Wincelberg
with no luck. If anyone has a photo, please e-mail it to us so we
can show the proper tribute to this talented person. Our deepest
prayers and wishes go to the Wincelberg family and friends during
this difficult time.