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David Westheimer (1917–2005)

Novelist David Westheimer wrote "Von Ryan's Express" (made into a film, Von Ryan's Express (1965)) with Frank Sinatra), "My Sweet Charlie" (adapted into a play which was staged on Broadway and then turned into a TV movie, My Sweet Charlie (1970), starring Patty Duke, who won an Emmy Award), "Summer on the Water," "Sitting It Out" and "Delay En ... See full bio »

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 1990 A Killer Among Us (TV Movie) (written by)
 1986 Airwolf (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Wildfire (1986) ... (written by)
 1978 Lucan (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Lost Boy (1978) ... (written by)
 1973 Trouble Comes to Town (TV Movie)
 1970 My Sweet Charlie (TV Movie) (novel - play)
 1967 Campo 44 (TV Movie)
 1965 Von Ryan's Express (novel)
 1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Watching Out for Dulle (1961) ... (novel)

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Was a Captain in the US Air Force between 1941-1945, serving as a navigator on a B-24 bomber. His plane was shot down by Italian fighters and he spent almost three years as a POW in Italian and German prison camps. He remained in the Air Force Reserve, serving as a Lieutenant Colonel until he retired. See more »

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