Gary DeVore

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Gary DeVore
Born(1941-09-17)September 17, 1941
DiedJune 28, 1997(1997-06-28) (aged 55)
Maria Cole
(m. 1969; div. 1978)

Sandie Newton
(m. 1981; div. 1985)

Claudia Christian
(m. 1988; div. 1992)

Wendy Devore
(m. 1996; his death 1997)

Gary DeVore (September 17, 1941 – June 28, 1997) was a Hollywood screenwriter best known for witty action movies and for his own bizarre death in 1997.


Devore began his writing career in the late 1960s on shows like Chuck Barris' The Newlywed Game, The Steve Allen Show, and Tempo.[1]

Screenwriter credits[edit]

Personal life and death[edit]

DeVore married the singer Maria Cole (1969–1978)[1] and the actresses Sandie Newton (1981–1985),[1] Claudia Christian (1988–1992),[2] and Wendy Devore (1996–1997).

DeVore disappeared in June 1997, while driving at night from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Santa Barbara, California, prompting an extensive search and media speculation.[3] A year later, he and his car were discovered submerged below a bridge over the California Aqueduct in Palmdale, California.[3]

A multimedia project, The Writer with No Hands, posited that DeVore's death was the result of a US government conspiracy.[4][5][6] It also alleges that the hands examined by coroners were not DeVore's.[2]

Broadcaster Sean Stone compared the mystery over Devore's fate to that of President John F. Kennedy.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e FRIENDLY, DAVID T. (17 July 1986). "Production Chief Buys--and Sells--scripts" – via LA Times.
  2. ^ a b De Graaf, Mia; O'Hare, Sean (January 17, 2015). "EXCLUSIVE: Screenwriter mysteriously killed in 1997 after finishing script that revealed the 'real reason' for US invasion of Panama had been working for the CIA... and both his hands were missing". The Daily Mail. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  3. ^ a b SATZMAN, DARRELL; GLOVER, SCOTT (1998-07-09). "Missing Writer's Body Believed Found". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-05-10.
  4. ^ "Review: Pretty Clever Films, 16th April 2014".
  5. ^ Brown, Phil (April 21, 2014). "Hot Docs 2014: The Writer with No Hands Review". Dork Shelf. Archived from the original on 27 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Gary DeVore – Cine in Style".
  7. ^ "Hollywood, D.C. – Part 1 (E672)". RT International. Retrieved 2018-05-10.

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