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Stirling Silliphant (I) (1918–1996)


Detroit-born Stirling Silliphant (born Sterling Dale Silliphant) was the son of a Canadian immigrant. The family moved to California when he was about two. He grew up in Glendale and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1938. During World War II he was an army lieutenant, and after his discharge in 1946 he got a job with the Walt... See full bio »

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(age 78) in Bangkok, Thailand

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(1974)
Charly Writer
(1968)

Filmography

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 1995 Salween
 1995 The Grass Harp (screenplay)
 1995 Village of the Damned (1960 screenplay)
 1994 Day of Reckoning (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1993 A Stranger in the Mirror (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1993 Route 66 (TV Series) (based on the series created by - 1 episode)
- Everybody's a Hero (1993) ... (based on the series created by)
 1987 The Three Kings (TV Movie)
 1987 Catch the Heat (written by)
 1987 Over the Top (screenplay)
 1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story (TV Mini-Series) (written by)
  Space (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode, 1985) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1985)
- Part V (1985) ... (teleplay)
- Part IV (1985) ... (teleplay)
- Part III (1985)
- Part I (1985) ... (teleplay)
 1984 Welcome to Paradise (TV Movie)
 1983 Travis McGee (TV Movie)
 1981 Hardcase (TV Movie)
 1981 Golden Gate (TV Movie)
 1981 Fly Away Home (TV Movie) (written by)
 1980 When Time Ran Out... (screenplay)
 1978 Pearl (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes)
- Part 3 (1978) ... (teleplay)
- Part 2 (1978) ... (teleplay)
- Part 1 (1978) ... (teleplay)
 1978 Circle of Iron (screenplay) / (story)
 1978 The Swarm (screenplay)
 1977 Telefon (screenplay)
 1976 The Enforcer (screenplay)
 1975 The Killer Elite (screenplay)
 1975 Death Scream (TV Movie)
 1974 The Towering Inferno (screenplay)
 1973 Shaft in Africa (written by)
 1973 A Time for Love (TV Movie)
 1972 The Poseidon Adventure (screenplay by)
 1972 The New Centurions (screenplay)
 1972 Movin' On (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
 1972 The New Healers (TV Movie) (creator)
  Longstreet (TV Series) (developed for television by - 23 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (written by - 5 episodes, 1971 - 1972)
- The Sound of Money Talking (1972) ... (creator)
- Through Shattering Glass (1972) ... (creator)
- Field of Honor (1972) ... (creator)
- Sad Songs and Other Conversations (1972) ... (creator)
- Anatomy of a Mayday (1972) ... (creator)
 1971 Murphy's War (screenplay)
 1969 Marlowe (screenplay)
 1968 Charly (screenplay)
  Maya (TV Series) (developed for television by - 18 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (written by - 2 episodes, 1967) (story - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Legend of Whitney Markham (1968) ... (creator)
- The Witness (1968) ... (creator)
- The Ranson of Raji (1968) ... (creator)
- The Treasure Temple (1968) ... (creator)
- The Son of Gammu Ghat (1968) ... (creator)
 1967 In the Heat of the Night (screenplay)
 1967 Wings of Fire (TV Movie)
 1965 The Slender Thread (written by)
  Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1964)
- Highest Fall of All (1965) ... (writer)
- The Shattered Glass (1964) ... (teleplay - as Loren Dayle)
- Murder in the First (1964) ... (writer)
- The Sojourner (1964) ... (teleplay)
 1964 Rawhide (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Canliss (1964) ... (writer)
  Route 66 (TV Series) (created by - 115 episodes, 1960 - 1964) (written by - 55 episodes, 1960 - 1964) (teleplay - 16 episodes, 1960 - 1963) (story - 3 episodes, 1960 - 1962)
- I'm Here to Kill a King (1964) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Part Two: Where There's a Will, There's a Way (1964) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Where There's a Will, There's a Way: Part One (1964) ... (creator) / (written by)
- This Is Going to Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You (1964) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Naked City (TV Series) (writer - 27 episodes, 1958 - 1963) (teleplay - 7 episodes, 1958 - 1962) (written by - 3 episodes, 1958)
- Prime of Life (1963) ... (writer)
- Torment Him Much and Hold Him Long (1962) ... (writer)
- A Succession of Heartbeats (1960) ... (writer)
- The Pedigree Sheet (1960) ... (writer)
 1957-1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Learn to Say Goodbye (1960) ... (teleplay)
- Never Turn Back (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Cyanide Touch (1960) ... (writer)
 1960 Village of the Damned (screenplay)
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Hair of the Dog (1960) ... (written by)
  Markham (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (writer - 3 episodes, 1959)
- Image of Love (1960) ... (written by)
- The Altar (1959) ... (writer)
- Mutation (1959) ... (writer)
- The Nephews (1959) ... (written by)
- The Duelists (1959) ... (writer)
 1959-1960 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes)
- The Silent Kill (1960) ... (teleplay)
- Medals for Harry (1959) ... (teleplay)
- Corporal Hardy (1959) ... (teleplay)
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- So Dim the Light (1960) ... (written by)
  Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (teleplay - 10 episodes, 1956 - 1959) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1959)
- Graduating Class (1959) ... (teleplay)
- The Crystal Trench (1959) ... (teleplay by)
- Little White Frock (1958) ... (teleplay)
- The Canary Sedan (1958) ... (teleplay)
- The Return of the Hero (1958) ... (teleplay)
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stand on Velvet (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 Adventure Showcase (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Brock Callahan (1959) ... (writer)
  Rescue 8 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1958) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958)
- 102 to Bakersfield (1958) ... (writer - as Loren Dayle)
- The Ferris Wheel (1958) ... (teleplay - as Loren Dayle)
  Suspicion (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1958) (written by - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Woman Turned to Salt (1958) ... (teleplay)
- Voice in the Night (1958) ... (teleplay)
- Meeting in Paris (1958) ... (written by)
 1958 Maracaibo (novel)
 1958 The Lineup (written by)
 1958 Damn Citizen (writer)
 1957 Perry Mason (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- The Case of the Fan Dancer's Horse (1957) ... (teleplay)
- The Case of the Nervous Accomplice (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 M Squad (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Neighborhood Killer (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Idea Man (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 West Point (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Ambush (1957)
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- No Man Living (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Mr. Cinderella (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1956 Nightfall (screen play)
 1956 Huk! (novel) / (screenplay)
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Warriors (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1955 The Mickey Mouse Club (TV Series) ("What I Want to Be" series - 5 episodes)
- Talent Round-Up Day (1955) ... ("What I Want to Be" series)
- Circus Day (1955) ... ("What I Want to Be" series)
- Anything Can Happen Day (1955) ... ("What I Want to Be" series)
- Guest Star Day (1955) ... ("What I Want to Be" series)
- Premiere Show - Fun With Music Day (1955) ... ("What I Want to Be" series)
 1955 5 Against the House (screenplay)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Huk!. NOTE: Filmed as Huk! (1956).

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Loren Dayle | Stirling & Tiana
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Won back-to-back Golden Globes in the Best Screenplay category for his In the Heat of the Night (1967) and Charly (1968) scripts. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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