|Born||May 19, 1928|
Brooklyn, New York
|Occupation(s)||Director, producer, screenwriter|
(m. 1955; div. 1976)
|Children||2, including Danny Bilson|
|Relatives||Rachel Bilson (granddaughter)|
Bruce Bilson (born May 19, 1928) is an American film director and television director. He is most notable for his work as a regular director on the spy spoof Get Smart. He won the 1967–1968 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for the third season Get Smart episode "Maxwell Smart, Private Eye".
Bilson was born in Brooklyn to Jewish parents. His mother, Hattie Bilson (née Dratwa; 1907-2004), was an American screenwriter, and his father, George Bilson (1902–1981), was a British producer/writer/director of Ashkenazi Jewish descent who was born in Leeds, England. His brother, Malcolm is a fortepianist and professor of piano at Cornell University.
Bilson graduated from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in 1950.
Bilson married Mona Weichman on August 31, 1955; they divorced in 1976. They had two children, Danny Bilson (born 1956), a film and video game writer/producer and father of Rachel Bilson, and Julie Ahlberg, a film producer.
Bilson married Renne Jarrett in 1981.