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Arthur Hailey (1920–2004)

Born April 5, 1920 in Luton, England, Arthur Hailey decided to become a full-time author in 1956 following the success of his original television drama Encounter: Flight Into Danger (1956). For the next few years, he wrote teleplays for such legendary dramatic series as Playhouse 90 (1956), Kraft Theatre (1947), The United States Steel Hour (1953),... See full bio »

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Known For

Zero Hour! Writer
(1957)
Airport Writer
(1970)
Studio One Writer
(1957)
Hotel Writer
(1983-1988)

Filmography

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 2005 Detective (TV Movie) (novel "Detective")
 2003 Hotel (TV Movie) (novel)
  Hotel (TV Series) (based on the novel by - 112 episodes, 1983 - 1988) (novel - 1 episode, 1988) (based on the book by - 1 episode, 1987) (based on characters from the novel by - 1 episode, 1983)
- Aftershocks (1988) ... (based on the novel by)
- Grand Designs (1988) ... (novel)
- Contest of Wills (1988) ... (based on the novel by)
- Power Play (1988) ... (based on the novel by)
- Till Death Do Us Part (1988) ... (based on the novel by)
 1986 Strong Medicine (TV Movie) (novel "Strong Medicine")
 1985 International Airport (TV Movie) (novel)
 1980 Airplane! (screenplay "Zero Hour" - uncredited) / (teleplay "Flight Into Danger" - uncredited)
 1979 The Concorde... Airport '79 (novel "Airport")
 1978 Wheels (TV Mini Series) (novel "Wheels")
 1977 Airport '77 (novel "Airport")
 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini Series) (novel - 4 episodes)
- Part IV (1976) ... (novel)
- Part III (1976) ... (novel)
- Part II (1976) ... (novel)
- Part I (1976) ... (novel)
 1974 Airport 1975 (novel "Airport")
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Time Lock (1972) ... (writer)
 1971 Terror in the Sky (TV Movie) (novel "Runway Zero 8")
 1970 Airport (from the novel by)
 1967 Hotel (novel)
 1966 Course for Collision (TV Movie)
 1966 Flight Into Danger (TV Movie) (based on a TV play)
 1965 Zeitsperre (TV Movie) (novel)
 1964 Flug in Gefahr (TV Movie) (novel "Flight Into Danger")
 1963 Vliegtuig in gevaar (TV Movie) (story)
  The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1963) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Troubled Heart (1963) ... (written by)
- Hour of the Rat (1958) ... (adaptation)
- The Change in Chester (1957) ... (written by)
 1962-1963 Suspense (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Troubled Heart (1963) ... (writer)
- Course for Collision (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 Playdate (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Flight Into Danger (1962) ... (writer)
 1961 The Young Doctors (novel)
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
  Encounter (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1956 - 1957) (play - 2 episodes, 1956 - 1958) (written by - 1 episode, 1960) (story - 1 episode, 1958)
- Queen's Peace (1960) ... (written by)
- Epitaph at Little Buffalo (1958) ... (story)
- Death Minus One (1958) ... (play)
- Shadow of Suspicion (1956) ... (play)
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Diary of a Nurse (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Course for Collision (1958) ... (written by)
 1958 Television Playwright (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1957 Test Pilot (Short)
 1957 Studio One (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- No Deadly Medicine: Part 2 (1957) ... (written by)
- No Deadly Medicine: Part 1 (1957) ... (written by)
 1957 Zero Hour! (screenplay) / (teleplay "Flight Into Danger")
  First Performance (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- Seeds of Power (1957) ... (written by)
- Time Lock (1956) ... (writer)
 1957 Time Lock (by) / (play)
  Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode, 1956) (written by - 1 episode, 1956)
- Time Lock (1956)
- Shadow of Suspicion (1956) ... (written by)
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Flight Into Danger (1956) ... (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Airport" (filmed as Airport (1970))

Publicity Listings:

10 Articles | See more »

Spouse:

Sheila Dunlop  (his death)  (3 children) | See more »
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Trivia:

Repeatedly said he loved the movie "Airplane!", which of course was a spoof of his "Airport" series. See more »

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