Hollywood screenwriter Mann Rubin has died at the age of 86.

The scribe passed away in California over the weekend (12-13Oct13) after battling a long illness.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rubin was known for his work on 1950s shows Tales of Tomorrow and Justice, before moving on to write for hit series Perry Mason, The Fugitive, Mission: Impossible, The Six Million Dollar Man, Starsky and Hutch and Quincy, M.E.

His other projects included The Rockford Files, Dynasty and Knots Landing.