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      William Link

      William Link

      Highest Rated: 31% The Hindenburg (1975)

      Lowest Rated: 31% The Hindenburg (1975)

      Birthday: Dec 15, 1933

      Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

      A television writer, producer, and show creator with a prolific career, William Link had an incredibly long collaboration with fellow writer-producer Richard Levinson, whom Link met at camp during his youth. Link began writing for TV in the late 1950s, and, during the '60s, he wrote for numerous programs, including such notables as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "The Fugitive." In '67, he and Levinson created the violent detective thriller "Mannix," starring Mike Connors as Joe Mannix, and the series lasted eight seasons. During that run, he and Levinson teamed up for their first award, co-writing the '70 TV movie drama "My Sweet Charlie," which starred Patty Duke. They won an Emmy for writing, and the film was also nominated for Outstanding Dramatic Program. The following year, Link and Levinson created the detective classic "Columbo," which immortalized its star, Peter Falk. Link wrote and supervised the show over the span of its first eight years during the '70s, and then again during its second run, which began in '89. But Link and Levinson's biggest career success was arguably the crime mystery they created in '84, the Angela Lansbury-starring mega-hit, "Murder, She Wrote," about an amateur sleuth. The series was nominated for dozens of Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series in '85. William Link died on December 27, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 87.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cosby Mysteries Sapolsky (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 1994
      No Score Yet 82% Columbo: Caution, Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health Creator - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Agenda for Murder Creator - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Uneasy Lies the Crown Producer - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak: Ariana Executive Producer - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Goes to the Guillotine Creator - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet B.L. Stryker: Carolann Executive Producer - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Take Your Best Shot Producer - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging Executive Producer - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Many Suspects Producer - 1975
      31% 38% The Hindenburg Screenwriter - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gun Producer - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judge and Jake Wyler Producer - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet That Certain Summer Producer - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two on a Bench Producer - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Sweet Charlie Producer - 1970
      No Score Yet 80% Columbo Screenwriter - 1968

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 79% Columbo Creator,
      Executive Producer,
      Writer
      1971-1978 1989-1992 1994-1995 1998 2001 2003
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Creator,
      Executive Producer
      1984-1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cosby Mysteries Executive Producer 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jericho Creator 1966-1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Writer 1964-1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Writer 1962-1964
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Writer 1961-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Ringo Writer 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Writer