William Link Biography (1933-)

Born December 15, 1933, in Philadelphia, PA; son of William Theodore (a textile broker) and Elsie (Roerecke) Link; married Margery Nelson, September 5, 1980. Addresses: AGENT--Creative Artists Agency, 1888 Century Park E., Suite 1400, Los Angeles, CA, 90067.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
December 15, 1933
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK; ALL WITH RICHARD LEVINSON SERIES
  • Creator, Mannix, CBS, 1967-75.
  • creator, "The Lawyers" segment of The Bold Ones, NBC, 1969-73.
  • creator, The Psychiatrist, NBC, 1971.
  • creator and producer, Columbo, NBC, 1971-76.
  • creator and producer, Tenafly, NBC, 1973-74.
  • developer and producer, Ellery Queen, NBC, 1975-76.
  • creator (also with Peter S. Fischer), Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1984--.
  • Credits; PILOTS
  • Executive producer, Tenafly, NBC, 1973.
  • producer, Ellery Queen: Too Many Suspects, NBC, 1975.
  • executive producer, Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging, NBC, 1977.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • Producer, My Sweet Charlie, NBC, 1970.
  • producer, Two on a Bench, ABC, 1971.
  • producer, That Certain Summer, ABC, 1972.
  • producer, The Judge and Jake Wyler, NBC, 1972.
  • executive producer, Savage, NBC, 1973.
  • executive producer, Partners in Crime, NBC, 1973.
  • executive producer, The Execution of Private Slovik, NBC, 1974.
  • producer, The Gun, ABC, 1974.
  • executive producer, A Cry for Help, ABC, 1975.
  • producer, The Storyteller, NBC, 1977.
  • executive producer, Murder By Natural Causes, CBS, 1979.
  • executive producer (also with David Susskind), Crisis at Central High, CBS, 1981.
  • executive producer, Take Your Best Shot, CBS, 1982.
  • executive producer, Rehearsal for Murder, CBS, 1982.
  • executive producer, Prototype, CBS, 1983.
  • executive producer (also with Stanley Chase), The Guardian, HBO, 1984.
  • executive producer, Murder in Space, Showtime, 1985.
  • executive producer, Guilty Conscience, CBS, 1985.
  • executive producer, Vanishing Act, CBS, 1986.
  • Writings;ALL WITH RICHARD LEVINSON STAGE
  • Prescription: Murder (three act play), published by Samuel French, Inc.,1963.
  • Merlin, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1983, then Playhouse Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 1984.
  • Writings;FILM
  • The Hindenburg, Universal, 1975.
  • Rollercoaster, Universal, 1977.
  • Writings;TELEVISION; PILOTS
  • Prescription: Murder, NBC, 1968.
  • (also with Stanford Whitmore) McCloud: Who Killed Miss U.S.A.? (also known as Portrait of a Dead Girl), NBC, 1970.
  • Sam Hill: Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster, NBC, 1971.
  • Tenafly, NBC, 1973.
  • Ellery Queen: Too Many Suspects, NBC, 1975.
  • Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging, NBC, 1977.
  • Writings;EPISODIC
  • Contributor of more than one hundred scripts for various series beginningwith "Chain of Command" for Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, CBS, 1959, and including Dr. Kildare, NBC; The Fugitive, ABC; The Rogues, NBC; The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, CBS; and General Motors Presents.
  • Writings;MOVIES
  • Istanbul Express, NBC, 1968.
  • The Whole World Is Watching, NBC, 1969.
  • My Sweet Charlie, NBC, 1970.
  • Two on a Bench, ABC, 1971.
  • (also with David Shaw) The Judge and Jake Wyler, NBC, 1972.
  • That Certain Summer, ABC, 1972.
  • Savage, NBC, 1973.
  • The Execution of Private Slovik, NBC, 1974.
  • The Gun, ABC, 1974.
  • The Storyteller, NBC, 1977.
  • Murder by Natural Causes, CBS, 1979.
  • Crisis at Central High, CBS, 1981.
  • Rehearsal for Murder, CBS, 1982.
  • Take Your Best Shot, CBS, 1982.
  • Prototype, CBS, 1983.
  • The Guardian, HBO, 1984.
  • Guilty Conscience, CBS, 1985.
  • (under the co-pseudonym Wesley Furguson) Murder in Space, Showtime, 1985.
  • Vanishing Act, CBS, 1986.
  • Writings;OTHER
  • Fineman (novel), Laddin Press, 1972.
  • Stay Tuned: An Inside Look at the Making of Prime-Time Television, St. Martin's, 1981.
  • Also contributor over thirty short stories to numerous periodicals.

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