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William D. Wittliff

Bill Wittliff was born in Taft, a small town in south Texas, in 1940. After his parents divorced, he and his brother Jim moved with their mother to Gregory, Texas, where Mrs. Wittliff ran a small telephone office during World War II (these experiences provided the basis for "Raggedy Man," Wittliff's feature film). Later, when his mother remarried,... See full bio »

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in Taft, Texas, USA

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 2013 A Night in Old Mexico (writer)
 2000 The Perfect Storm (screenplay - as Bill Wittliff)
 1994 Legends of the Fall (screenplay - as Bill Wittliff)
 1994 The Cowboy Way (screenplay - as Bill Wittliff) / (story - as Bill Wittliff)
 1993 Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Smink Brothers (1993) ... (writer)
 1989 Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 4 episodes)
- Return (1989) ... (teleplay - as Bill Wittliff)
- The Plains (1989) ... (teleplay - as Bill Wittliff)
- On the Trail (1989) ... (teleplay - as Bill Wittliff)
- Leaving (1989) ... (teleplay - as Bill Wittliff)
 1986 Red Headed Stranger (screenplay - as Bill Wittliff)
 1984 Country
 1982 Barbarosa
 1981 Raggedy Man (written by)
 1979 The Black Stallion (screenplay)
 1978 Thaddeus Rose and Eddie (TV Movie)
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When I hear younger writers say that Texas has run out of good stories, I tell them to think again. There are still so many stories out there to tell. See more »

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Bill Wittliff wrote one movie based on his mother's life as a telephone operator ( Raggedy Man, starring Sissy Spacek), another about the life of country musicians on the road ( Honeysuckle Rose, again starring Willie Nelson), and a third about a family nearly losing its farm ( Country, starring Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard). See more »

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