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Bill Davenport (II) (1925–1989)

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A prolific writer of top-notch sitcoms (The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952), Mister Ed (1958), All in the Family (1971), Maude (1972)), a chronic problem with alcohol and drugs eventually led to his suicide. See more trivia »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Filmography

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  Amen (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes, 1987 - 1988) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1987 - 1988)
- The Fantasy (1988) ... (teleplay)
- To Catch a Thief (1988) ... (written by)
- Man on a Ledge (1988) ... (written by)
- Snakes Alive (1988) ... (teleplay)
- Thelma's Little Girl (1987) ... (written by)
 1986 It's a Living (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Richie's Sculpture (1986) ... (written by)
  Too Close for Comfort (TV Series) (written by - 10 episodes, 1984 - 1986) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1984 - 1985) (story - 1 episode, 1984)
- Cyrano Henry (1986) ... (written by)
- Ya Gotta Have Heart (1986) ... (written by)
- Four Is a Crowd (1986) ... (written by)
- Front Page Monroe (1986) ... (written by)
 1983 Amanda's (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- I'm Dancing as Close as I Can (1983) ... (written by)
 1982 The Two of Us (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Brentwood Goes on Strike (1982) ... (written by)
- Torch Song (1982) ... (written by)
 1981 Maggie (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Tooth for a Tooth (1981) ... (written by)
  Hanging In (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1979) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1979)
- Lou's Little Problem (1979) ... (written by)
- New Man on Campus (1979) ... (teleplay)
  Maude (TV Series) (written by - 12 episodes, 1976 - 1978) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1976 - 1977)
- Maude's Big Move: Part 3 (1978) ... (written by)
- Phillip's Mature Romance (1978) ... (written by)
- Mr. Butterfield's Return (1978) ... (written by)
- Musical '78 (1978) ... (written by)
- Maude's New Client (1978) ... (written by - as William Davenport)
 1978 Apple Pie (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Tornado (1978) ... (written by)
 1977 The Jeffersons (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Louise Forgets (1977) ... (written by)
  Good Times (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1974) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1974) (written by - 1 episode, 1976)
- The Big Move: Part 2 (1976) ... (written by)
- My Son the Lover (1974) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- The TV Commercial (1974) ... (story)
- Junior the Senior (1974) ... (teleplay)
 1976 The Fosters (TV Series) (original script - 1 episode)
- My Son the Lover (1976) ... (original script)
 1976 The Dumplings (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Joe Takes a Fall (1976) ... (written by)
  All in the Family (TV Series) (written by - 10 episodes, 1975 - 1976) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1974 - 1975) (story - 2 episodes, 1974 - 1975)
- Love by Appointment (1976) ... (written by)
- Archie the Babysitter (1976) ... (written by)
- New Year's Wedding (1976) ... (written by)
- Birth of the Baby: Part 1 (1975) ... (written by)
- Edith Breaks Out (1975) ... (written by)
 1972-1974 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Kid Genius (1974) ... (written by)
- Is There a Lady Doctor in the House? (1974) ... (written by)
- The Spy (1972) ... (written by - as William Davenport)
 1974 The Girl with Something Extra (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Irreconcilable Sameness (1974) ... (written by)
- Guess Who's Feeding the Pigeons (1974) ... (written by)
 1967-1971 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series) (written by - 13 episodes)
- Klink for the Defense (1971) ... (written by - as William Davenport)
- The Big Broadcast (1970) ... (written by)
- Crittendon's Commandos (1970) ... (written by)
- The Sergeant's Analyst (1970) ... (written by)
- Get Fit or Go Fight (1970) ... (written by)
 1966 Occasional Wife (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Danger! Woman at Work (1966) ... (written by)
  I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1966) (written by - 1 episode, 1965)
- Richest Astronaut in the World (1966) ... (story - as William Davenport)
- G.I. Jeannie (1965) ... (written by - as William Davenport)
  Gilligan's Island (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1964) (written by - 1 episode, 1964)
- Three Million Dollars More or Less (1964) ... (teleplay)
- Home Sweet Hut (1964) ... (written by)
 1964 Valentine's Day (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- If Africa Speaks, Don't Answer (1964) ... (written by)
 1961-1964 Mister Ed (TV Series) (written by - 12 episodes)
- The Prowler (1964) ... (written by)
- Mae West Meets Mister Ed (1964) ... (written by)
- Ol' Swayback (1964) ... (written by)
- Ed the Donkey (1964) ... (written by)
- Ed the Desert Rat (1964) ... (written by)
 1963 Grindl (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Great Bank Robbery (1963) ... (written by)
 1963 Mickey and the Contessa (TV Movie) (as William Davenport)
 1962-1963 Ensign O'Toole (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Operation: Souvenir (1963) ... (writer)
- Operation Psychology (1963) ... (writer)
- Operation: Impersonation (1962) ... (writer)
- Operation Kowana (1962) ... (writer)
 1961 Angel (TV Series) (teleplay and story - 1 episode)
- The French Lesson (1961) ... (teleplay and story)
 1959 Fibber McGee and Molly (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes)
- The Courtship (1959) ... (written by)
- The Big Dance (1959) ... (written by)
- The Good Neighbor (1959) ... (written by)
- The Shooting Gallery (1959) ... (written by)
- The Trailer (1959) ... (written by)
  December Bride (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (writer - 6 episodes, 1956 - 1959)
- Bald Baby (1959)
- The Martian Show (1959) ... (writer)
- Pete Has a Baby (1959)
- Power Saw (1958)
- Aunt Emily (1958) ... (writer)
  The Real McCoys (TV Series) (1 episode, 1958) (written by - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958)
- Do You Kiss Your Wife? (1958) ... (written by - as William Davenport)
- The Lady's Man (1958) ... (as William Davenport)
- Gambling Is a Sin (1957) ... (written by - as William Davenport)
  Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (written by - 3 episodes, 1957 - 1958)
- Family Ties (1958)
- Good Old Days (1958) ... (written by)
- The Honeymoon (1958) ... (written by)
- Honesty Is the Best Policy (1957) ... (written by)
 1956 The Brothers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Renting the Attic (1956) ... (writer)
  The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (1 episode, 1954) (television play - 40 episodes, 1952 - 1955) (additional dialogue - 3 episodes, 1952 - 1954)
- Gay Blade (1955) ... (television play)
- Missing Sandwiches (1955) ... (television play)
- The Bloodhound (1955) ... (television play)
- The Fruitcake (1955) ... (television play)
- A Matter of Inches (1954) ... (television play)
 1955 Those Whiting Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You're Driving Me Crazy (1955) ... (writer)
 1952 Here Come the Nelsons (as William Davenport)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1962, he co-wrote the unsold pilot for a proposed TV comedy series called "The William Bendix Show" where Bendix played the owner of a small mountain lodge who couldn't stop himself from becoming involved with his guests' problems.

Alternate Names:

William Davenport
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Trivia:

Second husband of Marcia Mae Jones. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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