Nebraska Authors

Gene Lee Coon

AKA: Eugene Lee Coon

Born 1924-06-07 Beatrice, NE (USA)

Died 1973-07-08
Los Angeles, CA (USA)


Cremated. Ashes scattered at sea off Santa Monica, CA coast

Geen Coon was an American screenwriter, television producer and novelist. He is best remembered for his work on the original Star Trek series.

Places Lived

Beatrice, NE
Omaha, NE
Glendale, CA
Los Angeles, CA

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Play/Screenplay


Television Scripts; Movie Scripts; Star Trek


Omaha Technical High School, Omaha, NE
Undergraduate Studies, 1946-1947, Glendale City College, Glendale, CA
Undergraduate Studies, University of Iowa


Wrote and directed news for various radio and television stations and newspapers
Radio newscaster
Freelance Writer
Pharmacy Owner
Self-employed Screenwriter

Places Worked

Self-employed Television Scriptwriter
Star Trek: The Original Series
Universal Studios
UniTel Associates, Founder


National Headliner's Award, 1951


Writers Guild of America West
Authors League of America Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences


Meanwhile Back at the Front. 1961.
The Short End of the Stick. 1963.
Devil in the Dark. 1978.
Metamorphosis. 1978.

Numerous T.V. scripts and about a dozen motion picture scripts, including:
Man in the Shadow.
No Name on the Bullet.
The Killers.

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