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Stirling Silliphant (1918–1996)

Advertising executive for Disney and Twentieth Century Fox before turning to screenwriting in the 1950s. Prolific writer who also published more than 50 books. See full bio »

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(age 78) in Bangkok, Thailand

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 1995 Gunman II
 1995 The Grass Harp (screenplay)
 1995 Village of the Damned (1960 screenplay)
 1994 Day of Reckoning (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1993 A Stranger in the Mirror (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1987 The Three Kings (TV Movie)
 1987 Catch the Heat (written by)
 1987 Over the Top (screenplay)
 1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story (TV Mini-Series) (written by)
 1985 Space (TV Mini-Series)
 1983 Travis McGee (TV Movie)
 1981 Hardcase (TV Movie)
 1981 Golden Gate (TV Movie)
 1981 Fly Away Home (TV Movie) (written by)
 1980 When Time Ran Out... (screenplay)
 1978 Pearl (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... (teleplay)
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... (teleplay)
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... (teleplay)
 1978 Circle of Iron (screenplay) / (story)
 1978 The Swarm (screenplay)
 1977 Telefon (screenplay)
 1976 The Enforcer (screenplay)
 1975 The Killer Elite (screenplay)
 1975 Death Scream (TV Movie)
 1974 The Towering Inferno (screenplay)
 1973 Shaft in Africa (written by)
 1973 A Time for Love (TV Movie)
 1972 The Poseidon Adventure (screenplay)
 1972 The New Centurions (screenplay)
 1972 Movin' On (TV Movie) (creator)
 1972 The New Healers (TV Movie) (creator)
  Longstreet (TV Series) (1 episode, 1971) (developed for television by - 21 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (written by - 5 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (developer - 1 episode, 1971)
- The Sound of Money Talking (1972) ... (developed for television by)
- Through Shattering Glass (1972) ... (developed for television by)
- Field of Honor (1972) ... (developed for television by)
- Sad Songs and Other Conversations (1972) ... (developed for television by)
- Anatomy of a Mayday (1972) ... (developed for television by)
 1971 Murphy's War (screenplay)
 1969 Marlowe (screenplay)
 1968 Charly (screenplay)
 1967 Maya (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Deadly Passage (1967) ... (writer)
- The Caper of the Golden Roe (1967) ... (writer)
- Blood of the Tiger (1967) ... (writer)
 1967 In the Heat of the Night (screenplay)
 1967 Wings of Fire (TV Movie)
 1965 The Slender Thread (written by)
  Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1964)
- Highest Fall of All (1965) ... (writer)
- The Shattered Glass (1964) ... (teleplay - as Loren Dayle)
- Murder in the First (1964) ... (writer)
- The Sojourner (1964) ... (teleplay)
 1964 Rawhide (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Canliss (1964) ... (writer)
  Route 66 (TV Series) (45 episodes, 1960 - 1964) (writer - 50 episodes, 1960 - 1964) (teleplay - 16 episodes, 1960 - 1963) (written by - 5 episodes, 1960 - 1961) (story - 3 episodes, 1960 - 1962)
- Where There's a Will, There's a Way: Part 2 (1964) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Where There's a Will, There's a Way: Part 1 (1964) ... (creator) / (writer)
- This Is Going to Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You (1964) ... (creator) / (writer)
  Naked City (TV Series) (writer - 27 episodes, 1958 - 1963) (teleplay - 7 episodes, 1958 - 1962) (written by - 3 episodes, 1958)
- Prime of Life (1963) ... (writer)
- Torment Him Much and Hold Him Long (1962) ... (writer)
- A Succession of Heartbeats (1960) ... (writer)
- The Pedigree Sheet (1960) ... (writer)
 1957-1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Learn to Say Goodbye (1960) ... (teleplay)
- Never Turn Back (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Cyanide Touch (1960) ... (writer)
 1960 Village of the Damned (screenplay)
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Hair of the Dog (1960) ... (written by)
  Markham (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (writer - 3 episodes, 1959)
- Image of Love (1960) ... (written by)
- The Altar (1959) ... (writer)
- Mutation (1959) ... (writer)
- The Nephews (1959) ... (written by)
- The Duelists (1959) ... (writer)
  Alcoa Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1959) (story - 1 episode, 1960)
- The Silent Kill (1960) ... (story)
- Medals for Harry (1959) ... (teleplay)
- Corporal Hardy (1959) ... (teleplay)
 1956-1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (teleplay - 11 episodes)
- Graduating Class (1959) ... (teleplay)
- The Crystal Trench (1959) ... (teleplay)
- Little White Frock (1958) ... (teleplay)
- The Canary Sedan (1958) ... (teleplay)
- The Return of the Hero (1958) ... (teleplay)
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stand on Velvet (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 Adventure Showcase (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Brock Callahan (1959) ... (writer)
  Rescue 8 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1958) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958)
- 102 to Bakersfield (1958) ... (writer - as Loren Dayle)
- The Ferris Wheel (1958) ... (teleplay - as Loren Dayle)
  Suspicion (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1958) (written by - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Woman Turned to Salt (1958) ... (writer)
- The Voice in the Night (1958) ... (writer)
- Meeting in Paris (1958) ... (written by)
 1958 The Lineup (written by)
 1958 Maracaibo (novel)
 1958 Damn Citizen (writer)
 1957 Perry Mason (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- The Case of the Fan Dancer's Horse (1957) ... (teleplay)
- The Case of the Nervous Accomplice (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 M Squad (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Neighborhood Killer (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Idea Man (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 West Point (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Ambush (1957)
 1957 Nightfall (screen play)
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- No Man Living (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1956 Huk! (novel) / (screenplay)
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Warriors (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1955 The Mickey Mouse Club (TV Series) ("What I Want to Be" series - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1955) ... ("What I Want to Be" series)
- Episode #1.4 (1955) ... ("What I Want to Be" series)
- Episode #1.3 (1955) ... ("What I Want to Be" series)
- Episode #1.2 (1955) ... ("What I Want to Be" series)
- Episode #1.1 (1955) ... ("What I Want to Be" series)
 1955 5 Against the House (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Huk!" (filmed as Huk! (1956))

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Loren Dayle
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Trivia:

Career monograph "Stirling Silliphant: The Fingers of God" by Nat Segaloff in "Backstory 3," CA: University of California Press, 1997 (complete version is in the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences) See more »

Star Sign:

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