TV Writers List of Gunsmoke Writers

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List of every famous television writer who has written for Gunsmoke, listed alphabetically with photos when available. List includes anyone who was or is on the writing staff for Gunsmoke. Staff writers as well as guest writers for Gunsmoke are included when available, along with more information about each Gunsmoke writer. If you're an aspiring writer and a fan of Gunsmoke, then this writing staff from Gunsmoke should be studied closely.

Everything from Sam Peckinpah to William Blinn is included on this list.

This list helps answer the question, “Who wrote for Gunsmoke?”

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Bethel Leslie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
Died at 70 (1929-1999) Jane Bethel Leslie was an American theatre, film, and television actress and a screenwriter. Born in New York, New York, Leslie was discovered by George Abbott, who cast her in the play Snafu in ...more

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Calvin Clements Sr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
Died at 82 (1915-1997)

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Daniel B. Ullman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
Died at 61 (1918-1979) Daniel B. Ullman was a screenwriter.

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Dick Nelson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
Dick Nelson is screenwriter and actor.

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Donald S. Sanford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
Died at 93 (1918-2011) Donald S. Sanford was an American television, radio and film screenwriter. Sanford was known for his work on numerous television series, as well as his role as the author of the screenplay for ...more

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E. Jack Neuman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
Died at 77 (1921-1998) E. Jack Neuman was a screenwriter and film producer.

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Earl W. Wallace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
Earl W. Wallace is an American screen and television writer who began his career in the 1970s writing episodes of the hit CBS Western series Gunsmoke, one of which inspired him, his wife Pamela, ...more

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Francis Cockrell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
Died at 81 (1834-1915) Francis Marion Cockrell was a Confederate military commander and American politician from the state of Missouri. He served as a United States Senator from Missouri for five terms. He was a ...more

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George Eckstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
Died at 81 (1928-2009) George Eckstein was an American writer and television producer whose career spanned three decades, from the early 1960s through the late 1980s. Eckstein was a producer of many popular television ...more

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Gilbert Ralston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
Died at 87 (1912-1999) Gilbert Alexander Ralston was an American screenwriter, journalist and author. He was a television producer in the 1950s and a screenwriter in the 1960s. He created the television series The ...more

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Herman Groves is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers

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John Mantley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
Died at 83 (1920-2003) John Truman Mantley was a Canadian theatrical actor, writer, director, screenwriter and producer of the long-running television series, Gunsmoke, and was Mary Pickford's cousin.

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John Meston is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
John Meston Died at 65 (1914-1979) John Meston was an American radio and television writer best known for creating, along with Norman Macdonnell, the long-running radio and TV series, Gunsmoke. He was born in Pueblo, Colorado, ...more

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Kathleen Hite is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
Died at 72 (1917-1989)

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Paul Savage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
age 47 Paul Savage is a Scottish musician and record producer, best known for being the drummer in the Scottish indie rock group The Delgados.

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Richard Fielder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
Richard Fielder is a screenwriter.

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Robert Lewin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
Died at 84 (1920-2004) Robert Lewin was a screenwriter.

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Sam Peckinpah is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
Died at 59 (1925-1984) David Samuel "Sam" Peckinpah was an American film director and screenwriter who achieved prominence following the release of the Western epic The Wild Bunch. He was known for the ...more

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Shimon Wincelberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
Died at 80 (1924-2004) Shimon Wincelberg was an American television writer and Broadway playwright. Born in Kiel, Germany, he wrote for many television shows from the 1950s, sometimes under the pen names of S. ...more

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William Blinn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
age 81 William Frederick Blinn is an American screenwriter and television producer.

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William Kelley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
Died at 74 (1929-2003) William Kelley is an Edgar award winning author.

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Winston Miller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Gunsmoke Writers
Died at 84 (1910-1994) Winston Miller (22 June 1910 – 21 June 1994) was an American screenwriter, film producer and actor. He wrote for 62 films and television shows between 1936 and 1976. He began as an actor in ...more