The Green Acres director passed away at his home in Newport Beach, California on 28 March (15), according to the New York Times.

Bare was best known for his work on TV shows including Maverick, Twilight Zone and Cheyenne.

He is also credited with launching actor James Garner's career by casting him in Cheyenne after meeting him in a Hollywood bar.

In addition to his TV work, Bare also wrote the book The Film Director.