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Dale Wasserman (1914–2008)

Dale Wasserman was born on November 2, 1914 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA. He was a writer, known for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Man of La Mancha (1972) and The Vikings (1958). He was married to Martha Nelly Garza and Ramsay Ames. He died on December 21, 2008 in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA. See full bio »

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 2012 Beggar's Holiday (Short) (book by)
 1994 Der Mann von La Mancha (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (the play version: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by)
 1973 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1972 Man of La Mancha (musical play) / (screenplay) / (television play "I, Don Quixote" - uncredited)
 1969 A Walk with Love and Death (writer)
 1963 The Richard Boone Show (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Stranger (1963) ... (teleplay)
 1962 G.E. True (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Circle of Death (1962) ... (teleplay)
 1961 The Power and the Glory (TV Movie) (adaptation)
  The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1961) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Lincoln Murder Case (1961) ... (writer)
- I, Don Quixote (1959) ... (teleplay)
 1960 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1960 The Blue Angels (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Angel on Trial (1960) ... (writer)
 1960 The Citadel (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1958 The Vikings (adaptation)
  Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1958) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1956)
- Look What's Going On (1958) ... (writer)
- The Gentle Grafter (1956) ... (teleplay)
  Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958) (written by - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Brotherhood of the Bell (1958) ... (teleplay)
- American Primitive (1956) ... (written by)
  Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1955 - 1957) (writer - 2 episodes, 1955 - 1956) (play "Elisha and the Long Knives" - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1957) ... (teleplay)
- Fiddlin' Man (1956) ... (writer)
- Elisha and the Long Knives (1955) ... (play "Elisha and the Long Knives")
- The Milwaukee Rocket (1955) ... (teleplay) / (writer)
 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Gentle Grafter (1957) ... (writer)
 1956 Climax! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Fog (1956) ... (writer)
  Ponds Theater (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1956) (writer - 1 episode, 1954)
- The Gentle Grafter (1956) ... (adaptation)
- Elisha and the Long Knives (1954) ... (writer)
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Bequest (1956) ... (written by)
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Long After Summer (1956) ... (adaptation)
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Stage Play: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Drama. Written by Dale Wasserman. Based on the novel by Ken Kesey. Incidental music by Teiji Ito. Directed by Alex Segal. Cort Theatre: 13 Nov 1963- 25 Jan 1964 (82 performances + 1 preview). Cast: Ed Ames (as "Chief Bromden"), Malcolm Atterbury (as "Scanlon"), Clifford Cothren, William Daniels ... See more »

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His television play "I, Don Quixote" is the perhaps the only case of a written-for-television play being even more successful as a stage musical ("Man of La Mancha") than it was in its original form. See more »

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