Hugh Benson was primarily a producer of films made for television. He started off as a publicist in a New York City public relations firm, shortly after he finished his World War II service. Benson was offered a job with Warner Brothers Studios, which he took, in 1955. From there, he went on to run the television division of Warner Bros. for a decade and a half. After he left Warner Bros., he became a wandering executive, of sorts, going from company to company until he found a new challenge in producing made for television fare. He continued to work until 1995 and he succumbed to cancer in 1999.