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William Hjortsberg

William Hjortsberg was born on February 23, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA as William Reinhold Hjortsberg. He is a writer, known for Angel Heart (1987), Legend (1985) and Thunder and Lightning (1977). See full bio »

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Known For

Angel Heart
Angel Heart Writer
Legend Writer
Thunder and Lightning
The Georgia Peaches


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 1987 Angel Heart (novel "Falling Angel")
 1985 Legend (written by)
 1980 The Georgia Peaches (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1977 Thunder and Lightning (written by)
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  Here Is Something Beautiful (Etc. (Documentary) (announced)
 2011 Rich Hall's Continental Drifters (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Author: Angel Heart
 2002 Creating a Myth... the Memories of 'Legend' (Video documentary)
Himself (as William 'Gatz' Hjortsberg)

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Other Works:

Novel: "Symbiography" See more »

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1 Interview | See more »

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Alternate Names:

William 'Gatz' Hjortsberg

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Yale School of Drama, 1962-1963 (no degree). See more »



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