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screenwriter

Richard Wendley, American screenwriter. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient Emmy nomination Academy television Arts and Sciences, 1977, 78. Served as sergeant United States Army, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Writers Guild American (West chapter).

Background

Wendley, Richard was born on February 8, 1920 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Otto Rudolph and Zella Elizabeth (Duke) Wendley.

Education

Student, Provincetown Theatre School, Clinton Hollow, New York, 1939.

Career

Actor with, Broadway shows, stock companies, touring companies, radio and television, 1937-1954;television writer, New York City and Hollywood, California, since 1953.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Writer over 100 teleplays and several television specialists. Actor: (Broadway shows) Oedipus Rex, Henry IV Part II with Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson, 1946, Sherlock Holmes with Basil Rathbone, 1953, The Fifth Season with Menasha Skulnik, 1953-1954, television production The Magic Boy's Easter (Excellence in Media award, International Angel award 1991).

Membership

Served as sergeant United States Army, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Writers Guild American (West chapter).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: reading, camping, traveling, being a grandpa.

Connections

Married Vera McCahon, July 7, 1944. Children: Mark, Barbara.

father:
Otto Rudolph Wendley

mother:
Zella Elizabeth (Duke) Wendley

spouse:
Vera McCahon

children:
Mark Wendley

Barbara Wendley