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Irwin Allen (June 12, 1916 – November 2, 1991) was an American film and television producer.

In television, he produced a string of sci-fi "classics" including Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964-1968), Lost in Space (1965-1968), The Time Tunnel (1966-1967), and Land of the Giants (1968-1970).

In film, he is best known for his 1970s disaster movies, which included The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Towering Inferno (1974), The Swarm (1978), and When Time Ran Out... (1980), earning him the nickname "The Master of Disaster". He carried that reputation in his last series, Code Red (1981-1982), which depicts the adventures of a family of firefighters and the various fire disasters they have to deal with.

John Williams scored many of Allen's productions, but the success of Star Wars completely bewildered him.



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