FEBRUARY 17, 1913 ----- DECEMBER 26, 1999






David Duncan, born February 17,1913 in Billings, Montana, died December 26, 1999 at home in Everett Washington.

He was the beloved husband of Elaine Duncan for 50 years. He is survived by his dear sister Joyce LaMers; his three daughters, Emily Duncan, Margaret Gruenberg, and Miranda Duncan McCall; his seven grandchildren: Abigail Richard, Beren deMotier, Joshua Gruenberg, Madeline Agopian, Benjamin Gruenberg, Leah Salkoff and David Salkoff; and four greatgrandchildren; Duncan and Anna Setter, and Max and Evan Gruenberg.

David Duncan was the author of 13 novels and many movie and television screenplays. The most well known were the screenplay for "The Time Machine", and teleplays for "Daniel Boone" and "My Three Sons." Lately, though, he had substituted painting for writing. He had also loved to travel, garden and play horseshoes.

David at typewriter

He is admired by his family and friends for his independence, imagination, integrity, and sense of duty, and he will be remembered as a galient and charming man.

We would like to thank Maggie Gruenberg, David's daughter,
for sending the above photographs
and memorial to share with all of us.


David Duncans Novels are:

  • Remember the Shadows
  • Dark Dominion
  • The Shade of Time
  • Beyond Eden
  • The Madrone Tree
  • The Trumpet of God
  • The Bramble Bush
  • Occam's Razor
  • The Serpent's Egg
  • Yes, My Darling Daughters
  • None But My Foe
  • The Long Walk Home From Town
  • Wives and Husbands

Movie Screenplays

  • The Time Machine: The Journey Back (1992)
           ( Reunion sequence of Rod Taylor and Alan Young)
  • Fantastic Voyage (1966)
  • The Leech Woman (1960)
  • The Time Machine (1960)
  • Monster on the Campus (1958)
  • The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)
  • The Black Scorpion (1957)
  • The Monster That Challenged the World (1957) (story)
  • Jivaro (1954) (story) .
  • The White Orchid (1954)
  • Sangaree (1953)


  • "The High Chaparral " (1967) TV Series
    (episode "The Lost Ones (1969)")
  • "The Outer Limits" (1966) TV Series
    (episode "The Human Factor")
  • "Daniel Boone" TV Series
  • "My Three Sons" TV Series

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