Bill Kerby was a screenwriter for several Hollywood films and television series who wrote and co-wrote the 1970s films and Hooper . The Rose 
Education and early career [ edit ]
Kerby received a B.A. from
Kent State University in 1962 and an M.F.A. from UCLA; where he was a Louis B. Mayer grant winner and teaching assistant, graduating in 1969.
He served in the
United States Marine Corps, 1955–58, and was an actor and Welfare Investigator in New York City in the early 1960s. He also taught at Sherwood Oaks School, in Los Angeles, in the 1970s, and the Summer writers' workshop at the National Film and Television School of England from 1985 to 1990.
Writing career [ edit ]
, starring Jeff Bridges and Valerie Perrine, 20th Century Fox, 1973, uncredited. Last American Hero
, starring Stacy Keach, Frederic Forrest, and Margot Kidder, Columbia, 1974, co-written. The Gravy Train
, starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Brian Keith, and Jan Michael Vincent, Warner Bros., 1977, co-screenplay. Hooper
, starring J Firepower ames Coburn. Sophia Loren, Eli Wallach, and O.J. Simpson, ITC, story by.
, starring The Rose Bette Midler, Alan Bates, and Frederic Forrest, Columbia, 1978, Academy Award nominations for Midler, Forrest, Best Music, Best Sound, Co-screenplay, sole story by.
, starring Michael Biehn, Kathleen York, Adrian Paul, and R. Lee Ermey, Live Entertainment, 1997, co-screenplay. Dead Men Can't Dance
Television [ edit ]
, 2 episodes Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Steel Cowboy, movie-of-the-week, CBS, 1976.
Dada is Death, CBS mini-series, 1989, best teleplay nomination from Australian Film Institute, written-by.
, for Turner Network Television and Fonda Films, 1994, winner American Indian Film Festival, winner First Americans in the Arts, winner best TV film and screenplay by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, nominee Humanitas Award for best teleplay. Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee
Shake Rattle and Roll, CBS mini-series, part 2, co-teleplay.
Little Richard, NBC movie, 2000, co-written.
, Showtime, 2000, co-teleplay, mini-series nominated for Golden Globe, 2001. On the Beach
, History Channel, 6 hr. miniseries, highest rated non-sports cable show in TV history as of 2012, co-story by, all three nights. Nominated in 2012 for The Hatfields and the McCoys Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special. This miniseries also won the Writer's Guild Award for Best Longform Teleplay 2013. Kevin Costner won Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild awards for his role.
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