View Full Version : RIP William W. Norton

10-16-2010, 05:22 PM
William W. Norton was a screenwriter who wrote The Scalphunters with Burt Lancaster, The Hunting Party with Oliver Reed and Gene Hackman and several Burt Reynolds movies as White Lighnting, Sam Whiskey and Gator. He also wrote several low budget films as I Dismember Mama, Big Bad Mama(with Angie Dickinson), and Day of the Animals. He passed away on Oct. 2 of a heart attacked.

In addition to being a screenwriter, he was a gunrunner for a Irish National Liberation Army.

I had interviewed Norton for my blog this past January. The interview can be read here at http://jeffcramer.blogspot.com/2010/...h-william.html

In addition, a great article by Bruce Weber was done for the NY Times. The article can be read here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/09/movies/09norton.html?_r=1&ref=movies