William Hanley

WilliamWilliam Hanley was born in Lorain in 1931. He is a playwright, novelist, and scriptwriter. After serving in the army in the early 1950’s he worked as a bank clerk, mail clerk, factory worker, and book salesman.

Bibliography:

Novels:

  • Blue Dreams, or, The End of Romance and the Continued Pursuit of Happiness. (1971)
  • Mixed Feelings. (1972)
  • Leaving Mount Venus. (1977)

Plays and Screenplays:

  • Mrs. Dally Has a Lover and Other Plays (October 1, 1962)
  • Today Is Independence Day (September 22, 1965)
  • Whisper into My Good Ear (October 1, 1962)
  • Slow Dance on the Killing Ground (produced on Broadway at Plymouth Theatre, November 30, 1964)
  • Flesh and Blood (produced on NBC-TV, January 26, 1968)
  • Something About Amelia (1984)
  • Conversations in the Dark (produced in Philadelphia, Pa. at Walnut Street Theatre, December 23, 1963)
  • Grand Prix., teleplay (1966)
  • The Gypsy Moths, screenplay (1969)
  • A Country without Rain, radio play (1970)
  • Too Far to Go, screenplay (1978)
  • Little Gloria . . . Happy At Last, teleplay (1982)
  • Celebrity, teleplay (1984)
  • Something About Amelia, teleplay (1984)
  • The Hiding of Anne Frank., teleplay (1988). Hanley won an “Emmy” for Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or a Special, for this teleplay
  • Nutcracker: Money, Murder and Madness. Teleplay (1988)
  • The Kennedys of Massachusetts, screenwriter (1989)
  • Our Sons, screenplay (1991)
  • Scarlett., screenplay (1995)
  • Ellen Foster, screenplay (1997)
  • Passion's Way, screenplay (1997).
  • Plays represented in anthologies, including: The Best Plays of 1964-1965, edited by Otis L. Guernsey, Jr., Dodd (1965); Collision Course, edited by Edward Parone (1968); Best American Plays, Sixth Series, edited by John Gassner and Clive Barnes (1971).

Other Information:

Internet Movie Database Listing for William Hanley