William D. Wittliff

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William D. Wittliff

William D. Wittliff

William D. Wittliff

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: January 21, 1940
Date of Passing: June 09, 2019
Birthplace: Taft, Texas
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

William D. Wittliff was an American screenwriter and producer.

Born and raised in Texas, Wittliff is perhaps best known for penning the television mini-series Lonesome Dove (1989), for which he garnered two Emmy nominations, as writer and producer.

Wittliff also had great success writing for the silver screen, collaborating on three films which starred Willie Nelson: Honeysuckle Rose (1980), Barbosa (1982), and Red Headed Stranger (1986).

William D. Wittliff was an American screenwriter and producer.

Born and raised in Texas, Wittliff is perhaps best known for penning the television mini-series Lonesome Dove (1989), for which he garnered two Emmy nominations, as writer and producer.

Wittliff also had great success writing for the silver screen, collaborating on three films which starred Willie Nelson: Honeysuckle Rose (1980), Barbosa (1982), and Red Headed Stranger (1986).

His other works include: The Black Stallion (1979), Raggedy Man (1981), Country (1984), The Cowboy Way (1994), Legends of the Fall (1994), and The Perfect Storm (2000).

Wittliff died June 9th, 2019, in Austin, Texas. He was 79.

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Awards & Nominations

2 Nominations
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