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William Riley Burnett, II
Birth: Nov. 25, 1899
Springfield
Clark County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1982
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Author, screen writer. William Riley (WR) Burnett wrote 36 novels and wrote or co-wrote 60 screenplays, dozens of magazine stories, short stories, plays and songs. Some of his more recognizable titles include "Little Caesar," "Nobody Lives Forever," and "The Dark Command." He collaborated with John Huston when working on the adaptation of his work, "High Sierra," and their he was nominated for (but did not win) the Oscar for screenwriting "Wake Island". Bennett explained, "I have a very good grip on reality, which I inherited from my father, so I pretty much know the limitations of humanity and the possibilities in life, which aren't very great for anybody," he once said. "You're born, you're gonna have trouble, and you're gonna die. That you know. There's not much else you know." (bio by: Shiver) 
 
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  Whitney Forbes Burnett (1907 - 1999)
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Whispering Pines, Lot #1619 G-3
 
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Record added: Aug 08, 2000
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William Riley Burnett, II
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William Riley Burnett, II
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William Riley Burnett, II
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