Wells Root

Biography: Writer Wells Root, born March 21, 1900, got his start writing for movies in the late-1920's. Perhaps his most notable pre-TV success wasThe Prisoner of Zenda, which he adapted for the screen - twice! The 1937 version was a vehicle for Ronald Colman and Madeleine Carroll, while the 1952 version starred Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr.
Although he continued to write for the movies, by the mid-fifties most of Wells' work was in television - writing principally for westerns such as Cheyenne, Bat Masterson and Maverick. Fittingly, his last major work was writing a movie western - Texas Across The River (1966), starring Dean Martin and Alain Delon. A founding member of the Writers Guild of America, with over 100 notches on his typewriter, Wells Root hit the trail for the big round-up in the sky on March 9, 1993.

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tbd Wanted: Dead or Alive: Season 2 Sep 5, 1959 Writer tbd
tbd Wanted: Dead or Alive: Season 1 Sep 6, 1958 Writer tbd
tbd The Lone Ranger: Season 5 Sep 13, 1956 Writer tbd