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James Costigan (1926–2007)

James Costigan, the Emmy Award-winning TV writer and Broadway dramatist, was born James Smith in East Los Angeles, California on March 31, 1926. He won three Emmy Awards, for "Little Moon of Alban" (which appeared on the Hallmark Hall of Fame) in 1959; Love Among the Ruins (1975), a TV movie starring Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier in 1976;... See full bio »

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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Eleanor and Franklin
Startime Writer
Love Among the Ruins


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 1988 Mr. North (screenplay)
 1985 King David (screenplay) / (story based upon The Books of Samuel I and II Chronicles I and the Psalms of David)
 1979 S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie) (written by)
 1977 Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (TV Movie) (written by)
 1976 Eleanor and Franklin (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... (written by)
 1975 Love Among the Ruins (TV Movie)
 1975 In This House of Brede (TV Movie) (written by)
 1974 F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles' (TV Movie) (written for television)
 1972 A War of Children (TV Movie) (written by)
 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- Little Moon of Alban (1967) ... (script)
 1964 Little Moon of Alban (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Feuer lodern überall (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Die sündigen Engel (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 The Catholic Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Little Moon of Alban (1961) ... (writer)
 1960 Encounter (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- A Wind from the South (1960) ... (teleplay)
 1960 Cradle Song (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1959 A Doll's House (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1959 Startime (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Turn of the Screw (1959) ... (adaptation)
 1958 Anne of Green Gables (TV Movie)
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Wuthering Heights (1958) ... (adaptation)
 1958 Little Moon of Alban (TV Movie) (writer)
 1957 On Borrowed Time (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1957 The Lark (TV Movie) (television adaptation)
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (adaptation - 2 episodes)
- The Shunning (1956) ... (adaptation)
- The Ballad of Mender McClure (1956) ... (adaptation)
 1956 On Camera (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956 Anne of Green Gables (TV Movie)
  The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1955) (written for television by - 1 episode, 1955)
- White Gloves (1955) ... (writer)
- A Wind from the South (1955) ... (written for television by)
  Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (adapted by - 1 episode, 1953) (written by - 1 episode, 1953)
- A Cup of Kindness (1953) ... (adapted by)
- Rain No More (1953) ... (written by)
 1953 Ponds Theater (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rain No More (1953) ... (writer)
 1952 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Captain-General of the Armies (1952) ... (adaptation)
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He played Donald Duffy in the play, "The Fig Leaf," at the Selwyn Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Ernest Truex (Fred McCall); Sylvia Field (Carrie McCall); Sally Moffet (Carmen Cassidy); James Leo (Harold Hillstover); Barbara Bolton (Heidi McCall); and Clifford Cothren (George "Binky" Binkley) in the cast. See more »

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Retired to Bainbridge Island, Washington and lived as a recluse; was found dead in his apartment by two concerned neighbors; it was estimated that he had been dead for about a week before he was found.

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