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Lorenzo Semple Jr. (1923–2014)

Lorenzo Semple Jr. was born on March 27, 1923 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA as Lorenzo Elliott Semple III. He is known for his work on Papillon (1973), Flash Gordon (1980) and Never Say Never Again (1983). He was married to Joyce Miller. He died on March 28, 2014 in Brentwood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Papillon
Papillon Writer
(1973)
Flash Gordon
Flash Gordon Writer
(1980)
Never Say Never Again
(1983)

Filmography

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 1996 Pretty Poison (TV Movie) (earlier screenplay)
 1993 Rapture (TV Movie) (teleplay - as Lorenzo Semple)
 1986 Never Too Young to Die (screenplay - uncredited)
 1984 Rearview Mirror (TV Movie)
 1984 Sheena (screenplay)
 1983 Never Say Never Again (screenplay)
 1980 Flash Gordon (screenplay)
 1979 Hurricane (writer)
 1976 King Kong (screenplay)
 1975 Three Days of the Condor (screenplay)
 1975 The Drowning Pool (screenplay)
 1973 Papillon (screenplay)
 1971 The Sporting Club (screenplay)
 1969 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (screenplay)
 1968 Pretty Poison (screenplay)
  Batman (TV Series) (series developed by - 120 episodes, 1966 - 1968) (written by - 14 episodes, 1966) (teleplay by - 2 episodes, 1967)
- Minerva, Mayhem and Millionaires (1968) ... (series developed by - uncredited)
- The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra (1968) ... (series developed by - uncredited)
- The Joker's Flying Saucer (1968) ... (series developed by - uncredited)
- I'll Be a Mummy's Uncle (1968) ... (series developed by - uncredited)
- The Great Train Robbery (1968) ... (series developed by - uncredited)
 1967 Fathom (screenplay)
 1967 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You're Only Young Twice (1967) ... (writer)
 1966 The Green Hornet (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Beautiful Dreamer: Part 2 (1966) ... (written by)
- Beautiful Dreamer: Part 1 (1966) ... (written by)
 1966 The Rat Patrol (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Chase of Fire Raid (1966) ... (written by)
 1966 Summer Fun (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Thompson's Ghost (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 Thompson's Ghost (TV Movie)
 1966 Batman: The Movie (written by)
 1964-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Who Killed the Rest? (1965) ... (writer)
- Who Killed the Toy Soldier? (1965) ... (writer)
- Who Killed Supersleuth? (1964) ... (writer)
- Who Killed Cassandra Cass? (1964) ... (writer)
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Fliers (1965) ... (writer)
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Death of a Fleming (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 Breaking Point (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Knight's Gambit (1964) ... (teleplay)
 1961 The Honeymoon Machine (play "The Golden Fleecing")
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Epitaph for a Golden Girl (1958) ... (teleplay)
  Target (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode, 1958) (written by - 1 episode, 1958) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958)
- Money Go Round (1958) ... (original story) / (written by)
- Four Against Three Millions (1958) ... (teleplay)
 1958 Buckskin (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- China Boy (1958) ... (teleplay)
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (playwright - 1 episode)
- The Golden Fleecing (1958) ... (playwright)
 1955 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series) (episode "Archangel Harrison, The")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "The Golden Fleecing," was performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Keefe Brasselle and James Karen in the cast.

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Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

I think Batman [TV series] was the best thing I ever wrote, including those big movies. As a whole work, it came out the way that I wanted it to, and I was excited by it.

Trivia:

Was hired by producer William Dozier to create the "Batman" superhero show for 20th Century Fox Television and ABC. Semple wrote only the first four episodes, but served as a script or story consultant on every other installment. See more »

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Aries

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