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William P. McGivern (1918–1982)

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He died of cancer in 1982. One year later, his daughter Megan McGivern Shaw also died of the disease on December 31, 1983. His widow Maureen Daly McGivern died a hospice in Palm Desert, California of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on September 25, 2006. His son Patrick Joseph McGivern III passed away on July 10, 2012 in Indio, California. See more trivia »

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  Insight (TV Series) (written by - 13 episodes, 1967 - 1981) (writer - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Domino Effect (1981) ... (written by)
- Cargoes (1980) ... (written by)
- Plus Time Served (1979) ... (written by - as William McGivern)
- Belfast, Black on Green (1978) ... (written by)
- Hunger Knows My Name (1975) ... (written by)
 1980 Night of the Juggler (novel)
  Kojak (TV Series) (story - 3 episodes, 1974 - 1976) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1976)
- A Shield for Murder: Part 2 (1976) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- A Shield for Murder: Part 1 (1976) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- A Summer Madness (1976) ... (teleplay)
- Loser Takes All (1974) ... (story)
 1975 Brannigan (screenplay)
 1972 Banyon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Murder Game (1972) ... (writer)
- The Decent Thing to Do (1972) ... (writer)
 1972 Madigan (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Midtown Beat (1972) ... (written by)
 1971-1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Operation: XW-1 (1972) ... (writer)
- Operation: Time Fuse (1971) ... (writer)
- Operation: Bandera (1971) ... (writer)
 1970-1971 Adam-12 (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Log 125: A Safe Job (1971) ... (written by)
- Log 55: Missing Child (1970) ... (written by - as William McGivern)
 1970 San Francisco International Airport (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The High Cost of Nightmares (1970) ... (writer)
- Emergency Alert (1970) ... (writer)
 1970 The Young Lawyers (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Is There a Good Samaritan in the House? (1970) ... (written by)
 1969 The Wrecking Crew (screenplay - as William McGivern)
 1967 A Choice of Killers (novel)
 1965 I Saw What You Did (screenplay - as William McGivern)
 1964-1965 Slattery's People (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
  Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1964) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1964) (written by - 1 episode, 1964)
- Once Upon a Savage Night (1964) ... (story)
- Leviathan Five (1964) ... (teleplay)
- A Truce to Terror (1964) ... (written by)
 1964 Nightmare in Chicago (TV Movie) (novel "Death on the Turnpike")
 1963-1964 Ben Casey (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Keep Out of Reach of Adults (1964) ... (writer)
- The Echo of a Silent Cheer: Part 2 (1963) ... (writer)
- The Echo of a Silent Cheer: Part 1 (1963) ... (writer)
 1962-1963 The Virginian (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Exiles (1963) ... (writer)
- The Accomplice (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ordeal in Darkness (1962) ... (writer)
  Checkmate (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1960) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1960)
- Deadly Shadow (1960) ... (story - as William McGivern) / (teleplay - as William McGivern)
 1959 Odds Against Tomorrow (novel)
 1955 Hell on Frisco Bay (novel 'Hell on Frisco Bay')
 1954 Rogue Cop (based on the novel by)
 1954 Shield for Murder (novel "Shield for Murder")
 1953 The Big Heat (Saturday Evening Post serial)
 1952 Suspense (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Crooked Frame (1952) ... (story - as William McGivern)
 1951 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Shield for Murder (1951) ... (story)
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Gloves of Gino (1950) ... (story)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Story: "Shield for Murder" (filmed as Shield for Murder (1954), Studio One in Hollywood: Shield for Murder (1951)) See more »

Alternate Names:

William McGivern
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Crime novelist who focused on characterization and the psychological effects of corruption in the big city. As a soldier, then a police reporter, he contributed realism to mystery writing. In 1980 he was elected President of the Mystery Writers of America. See more »

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