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Alvin Sapinsley (1921–2002)

Alvin Sapinsley was born on November 23, 1921 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Moon of the Wolf (1972), Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964) and Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976). He was married to Elizabeth York. He died on July 14, 2002 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1984 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Remembering Melody (1984) ... (teleplay)
 1980 Desperate Voyage (TV Movie)
 1980 Once Upon a Family (TV Movie)
 1979 The Scarlet Letter (TV Mini-Series) (writer)
  Hawaii Five-O (TV Series) (written by - 11 episodes, 1971 - 1977) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1972)
- The Descent of the Torches (1977) ... (written by)
- Wooden Model of a Rat (1975) ... (written by)
- The Case Against McGarrett (1975) ... (written by)
- Bones of Contention (1975) ... (written by)
- A Gun for McGarrett (1974) ... (written by)
 1976 Spencer's Pilots (TV Series) (developer - 6 episodes)
- The Explosives (1976) ... (developer)
- The Search (1976) ... (developer)
- The Hitchhiker (1976) ... (developer)
- The Matchbook (1976) ... (developer)
- The Drone (1976) ... (developer)
 1976 Sherlock Holmes in New York (TV Movie)
  Kojak (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1974) (story - 1 episode, 1974) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1974)
- The Only Way Out (1974) ... (written by)
- Cop in a Cage (1974) ... (story) / (teleplay)
  The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1973) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1973)
- A Terminal Career (1973) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1972 Moon of the Wolf (TV Movie) (teleplay)
  Night Gallery (TV Series) (teleplay - 5 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (written by - 1 episode, 1972)
- I'll Never Leave You - Ever/There Aren't Any More MacBanes (1972) ... (teleplay - as Alvin T. Sapinsley)
- The Waiting Room/Last Rites for a Dead Druid (1972) ... (written by - segment "Last Rites for a Dead Druid", as Alvin T. Sapinsley)
- The Miracle at Camafeo/The Ghost of Sorworth Place (1972) ... (teleplay - segment "The Ghost of Sorworth Place")
- Pickman's Model/The Dear Departed/An Act of Chivalry (1971) ... (teleplay - segment "Pickman's Model")
- Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay/With Apologies to Mr. Hyde/The Flip Side of Satan (1971) ... (teleplay - segment "Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay")
 1970 The F.B.I. (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Inheritors (1970) ... (written by)
 1970 Men at Law (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Shadows of Doubt (1970) ... (writer)
- Murph Collins vs. Tomorrow (1970) ... (writer)
 1970 Ironside (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Killing Will Occur (1970) ... (written by)
 1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Other Side of the Chart (1970) ... (story)
  The Virginian (TV Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1968 - 1970) (writer - 2 episodes, 1968 - 1969) (story - 1 episode, 1969)
- No War for the Warrior (1970) ... (teleplay)
- Journey to Scathelock (1969) ... (writer)
- Halfway Back from Hell (1969) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- The Storm Gate (1968) ... (teleplay)
- The Wind of Outrage (1968) ... (writer)
 1968-1969 Judd for the Defense (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The View from the Ivy Tower (1969) ... (written by)
- My Client, the Fool (1968) ... (written by)
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Ordeal (1968) ... (written by)
  It Takes a Thief (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1968) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1968)
- Totally by Design (1968) ... (story) / (teleplay)
  Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1966 - 1967) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1966)
- Code Name: Heraclitus - Part 2 (1967) ... (writer)
- Code Name: Heraclitus: Part 1 (1966) ... (writer)
- When Hell Froze (1966) ... (adaptation)
 1967 Code Name: Heraclitus (TV Movie)
 1964 Invitation to a Gunfighter (adaptation)
 1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Shark Affair (1964) ... (written by)
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Night Raiders (1964) ... (writer)
 1963 Espionage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- He Rises on Sunday and We on Monday (1963) ... (writer)
 1962 Bonanza (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The War Comes to Washoe (1962) ... (writer)
 1961-1962 The Detectives (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Three Blind Mice: Part 2 (1962) ... (writer)
- Three Blind Mice: Part 1 (1962) ... (writer)
- One Lousy Wednesday (1962) ... (writer)
- One Lucky Break (1961) ... (writer)
 1959-1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The Forbidden Sea (1960) ... (writer)
- There Is an Island (1960) ... (writer)
- Nightmare on Napuka (1960) ... (writer)
- Peril at Pitcairn (1959) ... (writer)
  The Untouchables (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1959) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1959)
- Mexican Stake-Out (1959) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Slightly Fallen Angel (1959) ... (story)
 1958 Yancy Derringer (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- The Saga of Lonesome Jackson (1958) ... (teleplay)
- The Belle from Boston (1958) ... (teleplay)
  The Restless Gun (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Gold Star (1958) ... (teleplay)
- Quiet City (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Nightingale (1958) ... (adaptation)
  Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- Whom Death Has Joined Together (1956) ... (writer)
 1957 Omnibus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lee at Gettysburg (1957) ... (writer)
  The Alcoa Hour (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1956) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- Key Largo (1956) ... (adaptation)
- Even the Weariest River (1956) ... (writer)
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- One Mummy Too Many (1955) ... (writer)
  The Elgin Hour (TV Series) (adaptation - 2 episodes, 1955) (writer - 1 episode, 1955)
- San Francisco Fracas (1955) ... (writer)
- The $1,000 Window (1955) ... (adaptation)
- Sting of Death (1955) ... (adaptation)
  Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (adaptation - 5 episodes, 1951 - 1955) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1950 - 1955) (adapted for television by - 1 episode, 1952) (adaptation for television - 1 episode, 1951)
- The Great Gatsby (1955) ... (adaptation)
- A Matter of Dignity (1955) ... (teleplay)
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Part 2 (1954) ... (adaptation)
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Part 1 (1954) ... (adaptation)
- Ten Minute Alibi (1954) ... (teleplay)
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Fred Allen's Sketchbook (1954) ... (adaptation)
 1954 Justice (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- A Matter of Life and Death (1954) ... (teleplay)
 1954 Center Stage (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Golden Anniversary (1954) ... (written by)
 1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nightmare in Algiers (1954) ... (writer)
 1954 The Philip Morris Playhouse (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Man They'd Murdered (1954) ... (written by)
  Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (adaptation - 3 episodes, 1951 - 1952) (written by - 1 episode, 1954) (written for television by - 1 episode, 1952) (writer - 1 episode, 1952) (adapted by - 1 episode, 1951)
- A Favor for a Friend (1954) ... (written by)
- The Incredible Mr. Glencannon (1952) ... (adaptation)
- The Square Peg (1952) ... (written for television by)
- Lilly, the Queen of the Movies (1952) ... (adaptation)
  Suspense (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes, 1950 - 1951) (writer - 2 episodes, 1951 - 1953) (written for television by - 2 episodes, 1952 - 1953) (from an original story by - 1 episode, 1951)
- Pigeons in the Cave (1953) ... (writer)
- Mr. Matches (1953) ... (written for television by)
- Four Days to Kill (1952) ... (written for television by)
- Murderers' Meeting (1951) ... (from an original story by) / (written by)
- The Three of Silence (1951) ... (writer)
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mr. Glencannon Takes All (1953) ... (writer)
  Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series) (by - 2 episodes, 1951 - 1953) (writer - 1 episode, 1952) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1951)
- Read to Me, Herr Doktor (1953) ... (by)
- A Child Is Crying (1952) ... (writer)
- The Dark Angel (1951) ... (by)
- A Child Is Crying (1951) ... (teleplay)
 1952 CBS Television Workshop (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Don Quixote (1952) ... (adaptation)
  Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1951) (writer - 1 episode, 1951)
- A Kiss for Mr. Lincoln (1951) ... (adaptation) / (writer)
 1950 The Adventures of Ellery Queen (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Human Weapon (1950) ... (written by)
 1950 Danger (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Fearful One (1950) ... (adaptation)
 1950 Actor's Studio (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Telas, the King (1950) ... (adaptation)
 1949-1950 The Front Page (TV Series) (written by - 14 episodes)
- Episode #1.18 (1950) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.17 (1950) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.16 (1950) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.14 (1949) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.13 (1949) ... (written by)
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