Texas Literary Legend Bill Wittliff, Who Co-wrote the Screenplay for ‘Lonesome Dove,' Dies at 79

William D. "Bill" Wittliff, a writer, filmmaker and photographer who co-wrote the screenplay for the award-winning television miniseries Lonesome Dove, and who founded a popular public archive at Texas State University that bears his name, died Sunday. He was 79.Wittliff shared writing credits for the TV adaptation of Lonesome Dove with Larry McMurtry, who won the Pulitzer Prize for having written the novel. In 1990, the TV version of Lonesome Dove won two Golden Globe awards, including best miniseries or motion picture made for television.The TV version starred Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, the St. Mark's School of Texas graduate, who helped make it a monster hit on the small screen.  Continue reading...

Read More

Copyright The Dallas Morning News
Contact Us