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Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Livingston, Montana, USA  (pancreatic cancer)
Birth NameWilliam Reinhold Hjortsberg
Nickname Gatz

Mini Bio (1)

William Hjortsberg was born on February 23, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA as William Reinhold Hjortsberg. He was a writer, known for Angel Heart (1987), Legend (1985) and Thunder and Lightning (1977). He was married to Janie Camp. He died on April 22, 2017 in Livingston, Montana, USA.

Spouse (1)

Janie Camp (? - 22 April 2017) (his death)

Trivia (6)

His freshman year roommate at Dartmouth was Stephen Geller, the screenwriter of Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) and The Valachi Papers (1972).
Stanford University, (Stegner Fellow) 1967-1968.
Yale School of Drama, 1962-1963 (no degree).
Dartmouth College, B.A. 1962.
Had moved to Livingston, MT in 1971 after graduating from Dartmouth University. He became great friends with fellow residents Warren Oates, Jimmy Buffett, and Thomas McGuane.
Had written a number of screenplays that were sadly never produced, including a script he had written for Roger Corman in 1980 called "Disc Jockey".

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