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Date of Birth 16 December 1912Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Date of Death 11 August 1990West Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart aneurysm)
Nickname Bill

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During World War II he served in the US Navy with the rank of Commander.
Film and television writer, producer and director. In films with MGM from 1933. He also contributed in excess of 250 articles of pulp fiction to various magazines and became a regular contributor to the Saturday Evening Post. Post-war, he was primarily active as an author of western scripts. He was later noted as the creator and executive producer of classic western TV shows "Gunsmoke", "Rawhide" and "The Virginian".

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