Knowledge Identifier: +William_Bast
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1931.
Countries: United Kingdom (44%), United States (22%), France (11%)
Linked to: University of California, Los Angeles, NBC, BBC, CBS
In the late 1950s, Bast adapted Jean Giraudoux's play "Tiger at the Gates" for Granada Television, and wrote scripts for the BBC and Independent Television, including episodes of the classic series "The Prisoner"
In 1952 he moved to New York to join Dean and pursue a career in radio and television
In 1976 he received the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe Award for his television movie "The Legend of Lizzie Borden" with Elizabeth Montgomery in the title role
In 2006 Barricade Books published "Surviving James Dean", a second, more candid book by Bast about his relationship with Dean; which featured material that Bast did not include in his earlier account due to personal trepidations and social mores of the 1950s