William Bast

Biography: William Bast was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating from high school, he spent his first year as an undergraduate in pre-law at the University of Wisconsin, then transfered to UCLA in Los Angeles where he changed his study course to Theater Arts. In 1950, he met and befriended another UCLA Theater Arts student, James Dean, with whom he shared living quarters while at UCLA. During the five years that followed, while living in Los Angeles and New York together, the two young men pursued their professional careers, Bast as a writer, Dean as an actor.
Upon Dean's untimely death in 1955, Bast chronicled their friendship in his book, "James Dean: a biography," published by Ballantine Books in 1956. From that time until today, he has written feature films and written and produced some 200 hours of primetime television.

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Hawaii Five-O (1968): Season 7 Sep 10, 1974 Writer tbd
tbd Hawaii Five-O (1968): Season 6 Sep 11, 1973 Writer tbd
tbd The Waltons: Season 1 Sep 14, 1972 Writer tbd
tbd The Mod Squad: Season 3 Sep 22, 1970 Writer tbd
tbd The Mod Squad: Season 2 Sep 23, 1969 Writer tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 9 Sep 12, 1965 Writer tbd
tbd The Outer Limits (1963): Season 1 Sep 16, 1963 Writer tbd