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Donald S. Sanford (1918–2011)

Donald S. Sanford was born on March 17, 1918 in the USA. He was a writer, known for Midway (1976), The Plainclothesman (1949) and Mosquito Squadron (1969). He was married to Teddi. He died on February 8, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. See full bio »

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 1979 Ravagers (writer)
 1978 Crash (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1976 Midway (written by)
 1970-1971 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Lavery (1971) ... (written by - as Donald Sanford)
- The Gun (1970) ... (written by - as Donald Sanford)
- Stark (1970) ... (written by - as Donald Sanford)
 1970 The Silent Force (TV Series) (2 episodes)
  The F.B.I. (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1969) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1969)
- The Challenge (1969) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1969 Mosquito Squadron (written by)
 1969 Submarine X-1 (screenplay - as Donald Sanford)
 1969 The Thousand Plane Raid (writer)
  Felony Squad (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1966 - 1967) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1966 - 1967) (writer - 2 episodes, 1966) (story - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Deadly Partner (1967) ... (written by)
- A Death for a Death (1967) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Fear Below (1966) ... (teleplay)
- Killer with a Badge (1966) ... (writer)
- Flame Out (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 The Monroes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- War Arrow (1966) ... (writer)
- Wild Dog of the Tetons (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 Blue Light (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Agent of the East (1966) ... (teleplay)
 1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Colt (1966) ... (written by)
  The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1965) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1965)
- A Time for Living (1965) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1964 12 O'Clock High (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- An Act of War (1964) ... (writer)
- The Hours Before Dawn (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Guests (1964) ... (written by)
 1963-1964 Temple Houston (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Guardian (1964) ... (writer)
- Letter of the Law (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Witnesses (1963) ... (writer - uncredited)
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Good Samaritan (1963) ... (written by)
  Laramie (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1963) (writer - 1 episode, 1963)
- The Stranger (1963) ... (writer)
- The Fugitives (1963) ... (teleplay)
- Naked Steel (1963) ... (teleplay)
 1962 The Virginian (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 50 Days to Moose Jaw (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Royce Bennett Story (1962) ... (written by)
  Thriller (TV Series) (adaptation - 13 episodes, 1960 - 1962) (writer - 2 episodes, 1960 - 1961)
- Kill My Love (1962) ... (adaptation)
- The Incredible Doktor Markesan (1962) ... (adaptation)
- A Wig for Miss Devore (1962) ... (adaptation)
- The Remarkable Mrs. Hawk (1961) ... (adaptation)
- Letter to a Lover (1961) ... (adaptation)
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Hour of the Bath (1962) ... (written by)
  The Loretta Young Show (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1959 - 1961) (writer - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Wedding (1961)
- Those at the Top (1961)
- My Own Master (1960)
- These Few Years (1960)
 1961 Hong Kong (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Hunted (1961) ... (written by)
 1960 Markham (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Escorts a La Carte (1960) ... (written by)
 1959-1960 Bonanza (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Desert Justice (1960) ... (written by)
- The Last Hunt (1959) ... (written by)
- The Magnificent Adah (1959) ... (written by)
 1959 The Detectives (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Hiding Place (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) (teleplay and television story - 1 episode)
- Hand on the Latch (1959) ... (teleplay and television story)
 1959 The Texan (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Gunfighter (1959) ... (teleplay)
 1959 Wagon Train (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Swift Cloud Story (1959) ... (writer)
 1958-1959 M Squad (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Last Act (1959) ... (as Don Sanford)
- The Trap (1958) ... (as Don Sanford)
- Dead or Alive (1958) ... (as Don Sanford)
 1959 Hudson's Bay (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Black Barrier (1959) ... (written by)
 1959 New York Confidential (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Face of Clay (1959) ... (written by)
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Free Ride (1958) ... (teleplay)
  Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1958) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958)
- False Alarm (1958)
- You'll Have to Die Now (1958) ... (teleplay)
- East of the Moon (1958)
  Perry Mason (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (story - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Case of the Desperate Daughter (1958) ... (story)
- The Case of the Lonely Heiress (1958) ... (teleplay)
- The Case of the Silent Partner (1957) ... (teleplay)
  Passport to Danger (TV Series) (screenplay - 3 episodes, 1954 - 1958) (story - 2 episodes, 1956 - 1958) (writer - 1 episode, 1955) (script - 1 episode, 1954)
- Ankara (1958) ... (screenplay) / (story)
- Baja, California (1956) ... (screenplay) / (story)
- Turkey (1955) ... (writer)
- Mexico City (1954) ... (script)
- Tangiers (1954) ... (screenplay)
 1957 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Man on the Thirty-fifth Floor (1957) ... (written by)
 1957 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Ballerina (1957) ... (written by)
  Telephone Time (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1956) (teleplay - 5 episodes, 1956 - 1957) (writer - 3 episodes, 1956 - 1957)
- Plot to Save a Boy (1957) ... (teleplay)
- The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1957) ... (writer)
- The Sergeant Boyd Story (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Hatfield, the Rainmaker (1956) ... (writer)
- Keeley's Wonderful Machine (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- One Against Many (1956) ... (writer)
 1954 Climax! (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Epitaph for a Spy (1954) ... (adaptation)
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Last Appeal (1954) ... (teleplay)
  Man Against Crime (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1953) (written by - 1 episode, 1953) (writer - 1 episode, 1953)
- Fraternity of Five (1953) ... (story - as Don Sanford)
- Death Takes a Partner (1953) ... (written by - as Don Sanford)
- A Bottle of Death (1953) ... (writer)
 1953 City Detective (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Return Ticket (1953)
  Martin Kane (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1951 - 1952) (written by - 14 episodes, 1950 - 1952)
- Fire Extinguisher Gimmick (1952) ... (written by)
- Lovella (1952) ... (written by)
- Sweepstakes Ticket (1952) ... (written by)
- The Wire (1952) ... (written by)
- Black Pearls (1952) ... (as Don Sanford)
 1949-1950 The Plainclothesman (TV Series) (written by - 26 episodes)
- The Book That Was Overdue (1950) ... (written by)
- Free Ticket to the Chair (1950) ... (written by)
- The Last Drink Was Fatal (1950) ... (written by)
- The Case of the Innocent Killer (1950) ... (written by)
- The Perfect Frame-Up (1950) ... (written by)
 1950 Hands of Mystery (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Flirting with Fate (1950) ... (written by)
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Prolific writer for television, often of westerns or on military themes. Formerly served in the U.S.Navy. Best known for his screenplay of the all-star blockbuster movie 'Midway' (1976). After the end of his writing career, be became CEO of a company mining vermiculite.

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