(4 May 1915
– 14 May 1999
) was a television producer
for the first three seasons of The Twilight Zone
, as well as many other television programs from the 1950s through the 1990s. His collaboration with dramatist Clifford Odets, "The Richard Boone Show" (1963-64) was the first and only repertory company on television, in which a resident cast of actors played different roles in a TV play every week. His 1991 book, "What a Producer Does" (Samuel French) is a primer for would-be film and television producers.
He was the father of Jim Houghton.