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William Robert Yates Edit Profile

Producer , writer

William Robert Yates, American writer, producer. Bar: New York bar 1957, California bar 1962. Recipient Christopher award for Lefty (television movie), 1980, Golden Halo award for Amy (Disney movie) Southern California Motion Picture Council, 1981. Served with United States Army, 1952-1954. Member Writers Guild American, New York Newspaper Guild, American Trial Lawyers Association.

Background

Yates, William Robert was born on October 4, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Calvin and Mary Louise (Hayworth) Yates.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, University Illinois, 1951. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1957.

Career

Associate editor New Leader magazine, 1962. Prosecuting attorney criminal division Los Angeles City Attorney' General’ s Office, 1965-1966. Director program development Selmur Productions, 1967-1970.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York bar 1957, California bar 1962.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Story editor Camera Three, Columbia Broadcasting System, 1958-1960. Director program development, ABC, New York City, 1961. Producer repertoire workshop, Columbia Broadcasting System, Los Angeles, 1963-1964.

      Writer, Walt Disney Productions, Burbank, California, 1971-1973, vice president executive producer for television, 1979-1984. Producer The Streets of San Francisco, Quinn Martin Productions, 1975-1977. Producer Tales of the Unexpected, 1978, vice president creative affairs, 1978-1979.

      Executive producer The Runaways. Senior supervising producer Spenser For Hire, ABC-television, 1985-1987, executive producer, 1987-1988.

Religion

The faith should be based on the Bible, but also on reason, tradition, and personal experience.

Politics

Every Church statement in social or economic field should be seriously considered and demonstrate a competence in political sphere.

Views

Libelous language with regard to nationality, ethnic background, sexuality or gender does not assess the value of individual and contradicts the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Membership

Served with United States Army, 1952-1954. Member Writers Guild American, New York Newspaper Guild, American Trial Lawyers Association.

Connections

Married JoAnn Ruth Friede, September 1958. Children– James William, Douglas Andrew.

father:
Calvin Yates

mother:
Mary Louise (Hayworth) Yates

spouse:
JoAnn Ruth Friede

children:
James William Yates

Douglas Andrew Yates