Earl W. Wallace is an American screen and television writer who began his career in the 1970s writing episodes of the hit CBS Western series , one of which inspired him, his wife Gunsmoke Pamela, and William Kelley to develop the screenplay for the 1985 film . Witness
Wallace adapted the
Herman Wouk novel for a twelve-part War and Remembrance miniseries broadcast by ABC. He also wrote episodes of , How the West Was Won , and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers , and several Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected television movies, including , Wild and Wooly , If These Walls Could Talk , and A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story . Rose Hill
For his work on
Witness, Wallace won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, and the Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay and the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Television Script for How the West Was Won.
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