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William F. Claxton (1914–1996)

William F. Claxton was born on October 22, 1914 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), Bonanza (1959) and The High Chaparral (1967). He died on February 11, 1996 in Santa Monica, California. See full bio »

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 1988 Bonanza: The Next Generation (TV Movie)
 1986 Our House (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Green Christmas (1986)
 1986 Bridges to Cross (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1985 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie)
 1985 Highway to Heaven (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Good Doctor (1985)
- The Secret (1985)
 1983-1984 Fame (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Blizzard (1984)
- Czech-Mate (1984)
- Indian Summer (1984)
- The Home Front (1984)
 1984 Dallas (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Where Is Poppa? (1984)
 1981-1982 Father Murphy (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Happiness Is... (1982)
- Laddie (1982)
- In God's Arms (1982)
 1974-1981 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series) (68 episodes)
- I Do, Again (1981)
- The Nephews (1981)
- Oleson vs Oleson (1981)
 1979 Shirley (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Separate Agendas (1979)
 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Gipper Caper (1977)
 1976 The American Parade (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Stop, Thief! (1976)
 1975 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
 1974 The Cowboys (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Avengers (1974)
- The Long Rider (1974)
- David Done It (1974)
 1972-1973 The Rookies (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Code 261 (1973)
- A Very Special Piece of Ground (1972) ... (as William Claxton)
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962-1973 Bonanza (TV Series) (57 episodes)
- The Bucket Dog (1972)
- The Saddle Stiff (1972)
- The Lonely Man (1972)
- The Prisoners (1971)
 1969-1970 Here Come the Brides (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The She-Bear (1970) ... (as William Claxton)
- The Road to the Cradle (1969) ... (as William Claxton)
 1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Circus Trick (1965)
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Somewhat Lower Than the Angels (1964) ... (as William Claxton)
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dead on Nine (1962)
 1960-1962 Twilight Zone (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- I Sing the Body Electric (1962) ... (as William Claxton)
- The Little People (1962) ... (as William Claxton)
- The Jungle (1961) ... (as William Claxton)
- The Last Flight (1960) ... (as William Claxton)
 1962 Thriller (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960-1962 The Rifleman (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Skull (1962) ... (as William Claxton)
- The Score Is Even (1961) ... (as William Claxton)
- The Horse Traders (1960) ... (as William Claxton)
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Mr. Mute (1961)
- Death Raffle (1961)
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sheba (1961) ... (as William Claxton)
 1960 The Detectives (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Informer (1960)
 1960 Perry Mason (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1960 Black Saddle (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- End of the Line (1960)
- The Killer (1960)
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Incident of the Dancing Death (1960) ... (as William Claxton)
 1959-1960 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Endurance (1960)
- The Gibbet (1959)
 1958-1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Duel at the Oaks (1959)
- Longhair (1959)
 1958 Teenage Challenge (Short)
 1957 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series) (1 episode)
- McGraw in Reno (1957) ... (as William Claxton)
 1957 The Quiet Gun
 1956 Alarm (TV Movie)
 1954-1955 The Whistler (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- The Other Hand (1955)
- The Glass Dime (1955)
- Roark Island (1955)
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Cool One (1955)
 1954 Fangs of the Wild (as William Claxton)
 1952 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1949 Tucson (as William Claxton)
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Alternate Names:

Bill Claxton | William Claxton
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Former editor (for Edward Small Productions), who became a director of second features in the 1950's and 60's and later moved into television. He was a favorite of actor Michael Landon, with whom he worked on "Bonanza", "Little House on the Prairie" and "Highway to Heaven".

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Libra

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