William Kelley (III) (1929–2003)

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William Kelley was born on May 27, 1929 in Staten Island, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Witness (1985), Gunsmoke (1955) and How the West Was Won (1976). He was married to Nina Kelley. He died on February 3, 2003 in Bishop, California, USA. See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Witness Writer
(1985)
Gunsmoke Writer
(1969-1972)
(1977-1978)
Petrocelli Writer
(1974-1975)

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 1986 The Blue Lightning (TV Movie) (written by)
 1985 Witness (screenplay by) / (story by)
 1984 T.J. Hooker (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Psychic Terror (1984) ... (written by)
 1983 The Demon Murder Case (TV Movie) (written by)
 1982-1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- The Tallowed Image/Room and Bard (1983) ... (written by - segment "The Tallowed Image")
- The Songwriter/Queen of the Soaps (1983) ... (written by - segment "The Songwriter")
- The Curse of the Moreaus/My Man Friday (1982) ... (written by - segment "The Curse of the Moreaus")
 1982 Bring 'Em Back Alive (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Wilmer Bass and the Serengeti Kid (1982) ... (story - as Bill Kelley)
 1982 Capitol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1982) ... (writer)
 1981 Enos (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Horse Cops (1981)
 1979 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- High Octane (1979) ... (teleplay)
 1978 The Winds of Kitty Hawk (TV Movie)
 1977-1978 How the West Was Won (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- Interlude (1978) ... (written by)
- Mormon Story (1978) ... (written by)
- Buffalo Story (1978) ... (written by)
- Bowie John Christie (1977) ... (written by)
- Erika (1977) ... (written by)
 1977 The Oregon Trail (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Trapper's Rendezvous (1977) ... (story)
 1975 Three for the Road (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Ghost Story (1975) ... (story)
  Petrocelli (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes, 1974 - 1975) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1974)
- A Night of Terror (1975) ... (written by)
- Four the Hard Way (1975) ... (written by)
- The Sleep of Reason (1975) ... (written by)
- A Covenant with Evil (1974) ... (teleplay)
- By Reason of Madness (1974) ... (written by)
 1973-1974 Kung Fu (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- Besieged: Cannon at the Gates (1974) ... (written by)
- Besieged: Death on Cold Mountain (1974) ... (written by)
- The Cenotaph: Part II (1974) ... (written by)
- The Cenotaph: Part I (1974) ... (written by)
- The Chalice (1973) ... (written by)
 1969-1972 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (written by - 9 episodes)
- Bohannan (1972) ... (written by)
- Tara (1972) ... (written by)
- P.S. Murry Christmas (1971) ... (written by)
- Captain Sligo (1971) ... (written by)
- Sergeant Holly (1970) ... (written by)
 1972 Bonanza (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shanklin (1972) ... (writer)
 1972 Columbo (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode)
- Blueprint for Murder (1972) ... (story by)
 1968-1969 Judd for the Defense (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- The Holy Ground: The Killers - Part 2 (1969) ... (written by)
- The Holy Ground: The Killing - Part 1 (1969) ... (written by)
- Transplant (1968) ... (written by)
- The Devil's Surrogate (1968) ... (written by)
 1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dead Wrong (1967) ... (writer)
 1966 Death Valley Days (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Lady and the Sourdough (1966) ... (story)
 1964 Route 66 (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Cries of Persons Close to One (1964) ... (story)
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(novel) "The Sweet Summer". Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000. ISBN 0664222242 See more »

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Worked as an editor for McGraw-Hill, Simon & Schuster and Doubleday. See more »

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