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William W. Norton (1925–2010)

William Norton was born into a family of Utah Mormon pioneers. He is a life-long writer and political activist. After serving in combat in World War II, he did construction work and was a State Park ranger in California. His early writings were for the small literary magazines such as California Quarterly, as well as plays for little theater in ... See full bio »

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The Scalphunters
(1968)
Brannigan
Brannigan Writer
(1975)
Gator
Gator Writer
(1976)
White Lightning
(1973)

Filmography

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 1992 Exiled in America (play)
 1987 Body Count (story - as William W. Norton Sr.)
 1987 Big Bad Mama II (character creator - as William Norton)
 1986 The Eleventh Commandment (story - as William W. Norton Sr.)
 1983 September Gun (TV Movie) (written by - as William Norton)
 1981 Dirty Tricks (screenplay - as William Norton Sr.)
 1980 Night of the Juggler (screenplay by - as Bill Norton Sr.)
 1977 Day of the Animals (screenplay - as William Norton)
 1976 Gator
 1976 A Small Town in Texas (as William Norton)
 1976 Moving Violation (screenplay - as William Norton)
 1975 Brannigan (screenplay - as William Norton)
 1974 Big Bad Mama (written by - as William Norton)
 1973 White Lightning (written by - as William Norton)
 1973 The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1973 Trader Horn (writer)
 1972 I Dismember Mama (as William Norton)
 1971 The Hunting Party (screenplay)
 1970 Marigold Man
 1970 The McKenzie Break (screenplay - as William Norton)
 1965-1969 The Big Valley (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Town of No Exit (1969) ... (written by - as William Norton)
- The Price of Victory (1967) ... (written by - as William Norton)
- The Great Safe Robbery (1966) ... (written by - as William Norton)
- The Brawlers (1965) ... (written by - as William Norton)
 1969 Sam Whiskey (written by - as William Norton)
 1968 The Scalphunters (written by - as William Norton)
 1963 Five Minutes to Love (written by - as William Norton)
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Alternate Names:

Bill Norton Sr. | William W. Norton Sr. | William Norton Sr. | William Wallace Norton | William Norton
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[on seeing his movies] I don't think your I.Q. is low enough.

Trivia:

Upon his release in 1987, he and his wife moved to Nicaragua. He shot and killed one of the robbers who broke into his home. He was tied up but got loose. The authorities ruled the shooting as justified. See more »

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