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 William Riley Burnett, II

William Riley Burnett, II

Birth
Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Death 25 Apr 1982 (aged 82)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Whispering Pines, Lot #1619 G-3
Memorial ID 11493 · View Source
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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."

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  • Added: 8 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11493
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Riley Burnett, II (25 Nov 1899–25 Apr 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11493, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .