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 William Francis Nolan

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William Francis Nolan

Birth
Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri, USA
Death 15 Jul 2021 (aged 93)
Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 229723005 View Source
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Author, Television and Motion Picture Screenwriter. He is best known for his co-penning (with George Clayton Johnson) of the Science-Fiction novel "Logan's Run" (1967) which became both a motion picture (1976) and TV series adaptation (1977). Initially interested in pursing a career in Art, Nolan studied at the Kansas City Art Institute before landing a position as an illustrator with Hallmark Cards. He relocated to Southern California and enrolled at San Diego State College. It would be during this period when Nolan gravitated to writing and became a part of a talented group of contemporary authors of which included Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson. He began his association with Hollywood as a storywriter for the TV series "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (1960) and experienced an acting role in the Roger Corman feature "The Intruder" (1962). During the 1970s, he collaborated with producer/director Dan Curtis (best known as the creator of the TV series "Dark Shadows") on the TV-Movies "The Norliss Tapes" (1973), "Melvin Purvis G-Man" (1974), "The Turn of the Screw" (1974), "The Kansas City Massacre" (1975),"Trilogy of Terror" (1975) and the motion picture, horror film "Burnt Offerings" (1976, which starred Oliver Reed and Bette Davis). Other TV writing credits include "Sky Heist" (1975) and "Terror at London Bridge" (1985). Nolan shared a Hugo Award nomination for "Logan's Run" in 1977. He died of complications from an infection.

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  • Added: 19 Jul 2021
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