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William Bowers (I) (1916–1987)

William Bowers was born on January 17, 1916 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for The Godfather: Part II (1974), Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) and The Gunfighter (1950). He was married to Marjorie Bowers. He died on March 27, 1987 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Godfather: Part II Senate Committee Chairman
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 1980 More Wild Wild West (TV Movie) (screenplay) / (story)
 1979 The Wild Wild West Revisited (TV Movie) (written by)
 1974 The Gun and the Pulpit (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1974 Sidekicks (TV Movie)
 1969 Support Your Local Sheriff! (written by)
 1967 Ride to Hangman's Tree (screenplay)
 1966 Way... Way Out (written by)
 1964 Advance to the Rear (screen play)
 1959 -30- (writer)
 1959 Alias Jesse James (writer)
 1958 Imitation General (writer)
 1958 The Law and Jake Wade (screenplay)
 1958 The Sheepman (screenplay)
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Shoot the Moon (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- End of a Gun (1957) ... (1950 screenplay The Gunfighter) / (story)
 1956 General Electric Summer Originals (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It's Sunny Again (1956) ... (writer)
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Shoot the Moon (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Web (1955) ... (original screenplay)
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Prosper's Old Mother (1955) ... (teleplay)
 1955 5 Against the House (screenplay)
 1955 Tight Spot (screenplay)
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Trouble with Youth (1954) ... (teleplay)
 1953-1954 Where's Raymond? (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Redecorate the Coffeshop (1954) ... (written by)
- Christmas (1953) ... (written by)
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Girl on the Park Bench (1953) ... (screenplay - as Bill Bowers)
 1953 Split Second (screen play)
 1952 She Couldn't Say No (screenplay)
 1952 Assignment: Paris (screenplay)
 1952 The San Francisco Story (uncredited)
 1951 The Mob (screen play)
 1951 Cry Danger (screenplay)
 1950 Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (screenplay)
 1950 Convicted (screenplay)
 1950 The Gunfighter (screenplay) / (story)
 1949 Abandoned (additional dialogue by)
 1949 The Gal Who Took the West (screenplay) / (story)
 1949 Criss Cross (uncredited)
 1948 Jungle Patrol (story)
 1948 Larceny (screenplay)
 1948 Pitfall (uncredited)
 1948 River Lady (screenplay)
 1948 Black Bart (screenplay)
 1947 The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (based on a story by)
 1947 Something in the Wind (screenplay)
 1947 The Web (screenplay)
 1947 Ladies' Man (based on a short story by)
 1946 The Fabulous Suzanne (story)
 1946 Night and Day (screen play)
 1946 The Notorious Lone Wolf (story by - as William J. Bowers)
 1945 Sing Your Way Home (screen play)
 1943 Higher and Higher (additional dialogue)
 1943 The Adventures of a Rookie (original story and adaptation)
 1942 Seven Days' Leave (original screenplay)
 1942 My Favorite Spy (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Where Do We Go From Here? Comedy. Written by William Bowers. Directed by Anatol Winogradoff. Vanderbilt Theatre: 15 Nov 1938- Nov 1938 (closing date unknown/15 performances). Cast: Cathie Bailey (as "Carole Lester"), Stanley Becker (as "Tex"), Richard S. Bishop (as "Bailiff"), George Carleton (as "Doc Saunders"), Don DeFore (as... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bill Bowers | William J. Bowers

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Served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. See more »



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