David S. Ward Biography (1947?-)

Full name, David Schad Ward; born October 24, 1947 (one source say October 25, 1945), in Providence, RI; son of Robert McCollum and Miriam (maiden name, Schad) Ward; married Rosana Desoto (an actress), September 20, 1980; children:Joaquin Atwood, Sylvana Bonifacia Desoto. Addresses: Agent: CreativeArtists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825.

Gender
Male
Occupation
Screenwriter, director
Birth Details
October 24, 1947?
Providence, Rhode Island

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • Cannery Row (also known as John Steinbeck's Cannery Row), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • Major League, Paramount, 1989
  • King Ralph, Universal, 1991
  • The Program, Buena Vista, 1993
  • (And producer) Major League II, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Down Periscope, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • The Best Man, October Films/Polygram/Universal, 1999
  • Film Appearances
  • (As David Ward) Himself, The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood, Jr.,1995
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Steelyard Blues (also known as The Final Crash), Warner Bros., 1973
  • The Sting, Universal, 1973
  • Cannery Row (also known as John Steinbeck's Cannery Row; based on Steinbeck's novel of the same name), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • The Sting II, 1983
  • (Uncredited; with Richard Kramer) Saving Grace (based on the novelby Celia Gittelson), Embassy, 1986
  • (As David Ward; with John Nichols) The Milagro Beanfield War (based on the novel by Nichols), Universal, 1988
  • (As David Ward) Major League, Paramount, 1989
  • King Ralph, Universal, 1991
  • (With Nora Ephron and Jeff Arch) Sleepless in Seattle, TriStar, 1993
  • (With Aaron Latham) The Program, Buena Vista, 1993
  • The Best Man, October Films/Polygram/Universal, 1999
  • Also wrote Dial Tone, San Joaquin, Handling Sin, and(with others) The Mask of Zorro.

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • Major League II, Warner Bros., 1994, and Major League: Back tothe Minors, Warner Bros., 1998, include characters adapted from MajorLeague.

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