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List of Gunsmoke Writers

Updated June 8, 2017 6.0k views22 items

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

    Dec. at 70 (1929-1999)
    Jane Bethel Leslie (August 3, 1929 – November 28, 1999) was an American actress and...  more
  • 2

    Calvin Clements Sr.

    Dec. at 82 (1915-1997)
  • 3

    Daniel B. Ullman

    Dec. at 61 (1918-1979)
    Daniel B. Ullman was a screenwriter....  more
  • 4
    Dick Nelson is screenwriter and actor....  more
  • 5

    Donald S. Sanford

    Dec. at 93 (1918-2011)
    Donald S. Sanford (March 17, 1918 – February 8, 2011) was an American television, radio and...  more
  • 6

    E. Jack Neuman

    Dec. at 77 (1921-1998)
    E. Jack Neuman was a screenwriter and film producer....  more
  • 7
    Earl W. Wallace is an American screen and television writer who began his career in the 1970s...  more
  • 8

    Francis Cockrell

    Dec. at 81 (1834-1915)
    Francis Marion Cockrell (October 1, 1834 – December 13, 1915) was a Confederate military...  more
  • 9

    George Eckstein

    Dec. at 81 (1928-2009)
    George Eckstein (May 3, 1928 – September 12, 2009) was an American writer and television...  more
  • 10

    Gilbert Ralston

    Dec. at 87 (1912-1999)
    Gilbert Alexander Ralston (January 5, 1912 – March 18, 1999) was a British-American...  more
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    John Mantley

    Dec. at 83 (1920-2003)
    John Truman Mantley (April 25, 1920 – January 14, 2003) was a Canadian theatrical actor,...  more
  • 13

    John Meston

    Dec. at 65 (1914-1979)
    John Meston (born John Lyman Meston, July 30, 1914 — March 24, 1979) was an American...  more
  • 14

    Kathleen Hite

    Dec. at 72 (1917-1989)
  • 15
    Paul Savage may refer to: Paul Savage (actor) (born 1962), American actor Paul Savage...  more
  • 16
    Richard Fielder is a screenwriter....  more
  • 17

    Robert Lewin

    Dec. at 84 (1920-2004)
    Robert Lewin was a screenwriter....  more
  • 18

    Sam Peckinpah

    Dec. at 59 (1925-1984)
    David Samuel Peckinpah (; February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American film director...  more

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  • 19

    Shimon Wincelberg

    Dec. at 80 (1924-2004)
    Shimon Wincelberg (September 26, 1924 – September 29, 2004) was an American television writer...  more
  • 20
    William Frederick Blinn (born July 21, 1937) is an American screenwriter and television...  more
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    William Kelley

    Dec. at 74 (1929-2003)
    William Kelley is an Edgar award winning author....  more
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    Winston Miller

    Dec. at 84 (1910-1994)
    Winston Miller (June 22, 1910 – June 21, 1994) was an American screenwriter, film producer,...  more