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Ralph Richardson
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Walt Disney
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Alexander Korda
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Brandon Thomas
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Carol Reed
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Graham Greene
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Gore Vidal
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William Templeton (screenwriter)

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William Templeton (screenwriter)

Scottish playwright and screenwriter who made a major contribution to the Golden Age of Television writing a string of episodic dramas for American prime time television during the 1950s and 1960s, a time when many hour-long anthology drama series received wide critical acclaim add

Category: Literature

Born in 1913.

Countries: United States (53%), United Kingdom (40%), Hungary (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Ralph Richardson, Walt Disney, Alexander Korda

Linked to: The Daily Telegraph, Universal Studios, NBC

 

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William Templeton was born in 1913 add something

 

"'William Pettigrew Templeton"' was a Scottish playwright and screenwriter who made a major contribution to the Golden Age of Television writing a string of episodic dramas for American prime time television during the 1950s and 1960s, a time when many hour-long anthology drama series received wide critical acclaim add something


1937

At 20 he wrote a One Act play "The King's Spaniel" which ran at the Royal Lyceum Theatre and at 24, his first three act play "Circus Murder" was picked up and produced by Jevan Brandon Thomas at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow in 1937 and quickly exported to London by the producer Esme Church for a run at the New Theatre under the title "The Painted Smile" add something


 

William had a long film career both in the UK and the US. His adaptation of "The Fallen Idol" a 1948 film with Ralph Richardson directed by Carol Reed and based on the short story "The Basement Room" by Graham Greene was nominated for the Academy award for Best Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay, and won the BAFTA award for Best British Film add something


1950

At the height of his theatre career in the early 1950s, Templeton started to attract the attention of Hollywood and secured a series of contracts from major film companies including Sir Alexander Korda at London Films, Walt Disney, Desilu and Universal add something


1953

William married once on 22 September 1953 to the Hungarian actress Elizabeth Getrude von Esterhazy in Westport Connecticut add something


1956

As Gore Vidal pointed out with uncharacteristically glowing enthusiasm in 1956, it was the Golden Age for the Dramatist add something


1964

The acrimonious marriage lasted until 1964 when the couple were divorced add something


William Templeton died in 1973 add something

 

On 23 October 1973, Templeton died of cirrhosis at the age of 60 at the Glasgow home of his elderly aunt, having just directed a trilogy of documentary programmes for NBC titled "The Distant Drummer" narrated by Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum and Rod Steiger add something