William Driskill

Writer, producer

Writer-producer William Driskill died Friday, June 2 in La Quinta, Calif. of lung cancer. He was 76.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he graduated from Notre Dame U.

He was one of the youngest writers to ever be under contract for MGM, and was mentored by writers including Charles Lederer.

He worked on the screen adaptation of William Inge’s “Good Luck Miss Wyckoff” with Polly Platt, wrote features “Rockabilly Baby” and “Ada.” For television, he wrote episodes of “Maverick,” “Highway Patrol,” “Tarzan” and “Columbo.” He served as producer on the 1984 series “Partner in Crime.”

He is survived by four sons.

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