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Dale Wasserman (1914–2008)

Dale Wasserman was born on November 2, 1914 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), The DuPont Show of the Month (1957) and Climax! (1954). 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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

(1959-1961)
Climax! Writer
(1956)
The Vikings Writer
(1958)

Filmography

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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) (play - 1 episode)
- Operación Shakespeare (1973) ... (play)
 1972 Man of La Mancha (musical play) / (screenplay) / (television play "I, Don Quixote" - uncredited)
 1969 A Walk with Love and Death (screenplay by)
 1964 Quick, Before It Melts (screenplay)
 1963 The Richard Boone Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Stranger (1963) ... (written by)
 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 - 2 episodes)
 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) (1 episode, 1955) (written by - 5 episodes, 1954 - 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1958) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1956) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1956)
- Look What's Going On (1958) ... (writer)
- The Medallion (1957) ... (written by)
- The Gentle Grafter (1956) ... (adaptation) / (teleplay)
- The Fool Killer (1956) ... (written by)
- Drop on the Devil (1955) ... (written by)
  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)
 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)
  Ponds Theater (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1954) (writer - 1 episode, 1954)
- Time of the Drought (1954) ... (written by)
- Elisha and the Long Knives (1954) ... (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(February 21 to March 18, 2007) He wrote the book for the musical, "Man of La Mancha," at the Long Wharf Theatre (Mainstage) in New Haven, Connecticut. Mitch Leigh was composer. Joe Darion was lyricist. Charles Newell was director. John Culbert was scenic designer. Jacqueline Firkins was costume designer. Mark McCullough was ... 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 »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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