Silliphant, Stirling, 1918-1996

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Silliphant was born on Jan. 16, 1918 in Detroit, MI; graduated magna cum laude from Univ. of So. CA, 1938; worked in advertising and promotion for Walt Disney and 20th Century Fox until 1952; produced a few films in the 1950s before becoming a screenwriter for both feature films and television; his successful television series include Naked city and Route 66; films include The Joe Louis story (1953), In the heat of the night (1967), Charly (1968), Marlowe (1969), The Poseidon adventure (1972), and The towering inferno (1974); won an Academy Award for In the heat of the night in 1967; was a prolific novelist who published more than 50 books; moved to Thailand in the late 1980s, where he was active in developing the region's film industry; died in Bangkok on Apr. 26, 1996.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1950-ca. 1985. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40077219

Silliphant was born on Jan. 16, 1918 in Detroit, MI; graduated magna cum laude from Univ. of So. Calif., 1938; worked in advertising and promotion for Walt Disney and 20th Century Fox until 1952; produced a few films in the 1950s before becoming a screenwriter for both feature films and television; his successful television series include Naked city and Route 66; films include The Joe Louis story (1953), In the heat of the night (1967), Charly (1968), Marlowe (1969), The Poseidon adventure (1972), The towering inferno (1974); won an Academy Award for In the heat of the night in 1967; was a prolific novelist who published more than 50 books; moved to Thailand in late 1980s, where he was active in developing the region's film industry; died in Bangkok on Apr. 26, 1996.

From the description of Papers, 1957-1985. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38285618

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Silliphant was born on Jan. 16, 1918 in Detroit, MI; graduated magna cum laude from Univ. of So. CA, 1938; worked in advertising and promotion for Walt Disney and 20th Century Fox until 1952; produced a few films in the 1950s before becoming a screenwriter for both feature films and television; his successful television series include "Naked City" and "Route 66"; films include "The Joe Louis Story" (1953), "In The Heat Of The Night" (1967), "Charly" (1968), "Marlowe" (1969), "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972), and "The Towering Inferno" (1974); won an Academy Award for "In The Heat Of The Night" in 1967; was a prolific novelist who published more than 50 books; moved to Thailand in the late 1980s, where he was active in developing the region's film industry; died in Bangkok on Apr. 26, 1996.

From the guide to the Stirling Silliphant Papers, 1950-ca. 1985, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Silliphant, Stirling, 1918-1996. Papers, 1957-1985. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Silliphant, Stirling. The Poseidon adventure : screenplay, 1972 Feb. 10 / by Stirling Silliphant. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Silliphant, Stirling. Charly : a screenplay / Stirling Silliphant. Wichita Public Library
creatorOf Silliphant, Stirling. The Poseidon adventure : screenplay, 1972 Jan. 10 / by Stirling Silliphant. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Silliphant, Stirling. Longstreet. A World of perfect complicity / written by Stirling Silliphant. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Silliphant, Stirling, 1918-1996. Papers, ca. 1950-ca. 1985. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Silliphant, Stirling. The little sister, 1967 Oct. 3 / based on a novel by Raymond Chandler ; from the following writer, Stirling Silliphant. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Silliphant, Stirling, 1918-1996. The liberation of Lord Byron Jones : a screenplay / by Stirling Silliphant and Jesse Hill Ford ; from the novel by Jesse Hill Ford ; director, William Wyler ; producer, Ronald Lubin. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Stirling Silliphant Papers, 1950-ca. 1985 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
creatorOf Silliphant, Stirling, 1918-1996. The liberation of Lord Byron Jones : a screenplay / by Stirling Silliphant ; from the novel by Jesse Hill Ford ; producer, Ronald Lubin. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
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associatedWith Allen, Irwin, 1916-1991. person
associatedWith Borgnine, Ernest, 1917- person
associatedWith Browne, Roscoe Lee. person
associatedWith Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959. person
associatedWith Columbia Pictures Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Falana, Lola. person
associatedWith Ford, Jesse Hill. person
associatedWith Gallico, Paul, 1897-1976. person
associatedWith Garner, James. person
associatedWith Hackman, Gene. person
associatedWith Hunnicut, Gayle. person
associatedWith Keyes, Daniel. person
associatedWith Lubin, Ronald. person
associatedWith Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. corporateBody
associatedWith Neame, Ronald. person
associatedWith O'Conner, Carroll. person
associatedWith Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Wyler, William, 1902-1981 person
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Birth 1918-01-16

Death 1996-04-26

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