W.R. Burnett Net Worth

W.R. Burnett Net Worth is
$1.3 Million

W.R. Burnett Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

William Riley Burnett (November 25, 1899 - April 25, 1982), often credited as W. R. Burnett, was an American novelist and screenwriter. He is best known for the crime novel Little Caesar, the film adaptation of which is considered the first of the classic American gangster movies.Burnett was born in Springfield, Ohio, U.S. He left his civil service job there to move to Chicago when he was 28, by which time he had written over a hundred short stories and five novels, all unpublished.
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthNovember 25, 1899, Springfield, Ohio, United States
DiedApril 25, 1982, Santa Monica, California, United States
Place Of BirthSpringfield, Ohio, USA
ProfessionWriter, Miscellaneous Crew
SpouseWhitney Forbes Johnston (m. 1943–1982)
AwardsEdgar Grand Master Award
MoviesThe Asphalt Jungle, The Great Escape, High Sierra
Star SignSagittarius


Cool Breeze1972novel "The Asphalt Jungle"
Ice Station Zebra1968uncredited
Bonanza1968TV Series written by - 1 episode
The Virginian1967TV Series story - 1 episode
Off to See the Wizard1967TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Jackals1967story
The Legend of Jesse James1965TV Series adaptation - 1 episode
4 for Texas1963uncredited
The Great Escape1963screenplay
Sergeants 31962written by
The Lawbreakers1961written by
The Asphalt JungleTV Series series based on the story - 11 episodes, 1961 series based on the story by - 2 episodes, 1961 story and teleplay - 1 episode, 1961
Naked City1960TV Series writer - 1 episode
September Storm1960screenplay
The UntouchablesTV Series story - 1 episode, 1960 teleplay - 1 episode, 1960
77 Sunset StripTV Series novel - 1 episode, 1959 teleplay - 1 episode, 1959
The Hangman1959uncredited
The Badlanders1958novel
Short Cut to Hell1957originally uncredited - 1942 screenplay This Gun for Hire
Accused of Murder1956novel "Vanity Row" / screenplay
Studio 571956TV Series original - 1 episode
Screen Directors Playhouse1955TV Series story - 1 episode
I Died a Thousand Times1955novel "High Sierra" - uncredited / written by
Captain Lightfoot1955novel
Night People1954uncredited
Dangerous Mission1954screen play
Arrowhead1953novel "Adobe Walls"
Law and Order1953novel "Saint Johnson" - as William R. Burnett
Studio One in Hollywood1952TV Series story - 1 episode
The Racket1951screenplay
Iron Man1951novel
Danger1950TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Asphalt Jungle1950from a novel by
Colorado Territory1949novel "High Sierra" - uncredited
Kraft Theatre1949TV Series story - 1 episode
Yellow Sky1948story
Belle Starr's Daughter1948original screenplay
The Man I Love1947uncredited
Nobody Lives Forever1946novel "I Wasn't Born Yesterday" - uncredited / original screenplay
San Antonio1945screenplay
Background to Danger1943screenplay
Action in the North Atlantic1943additional dialogue
Crash Dive1943original story
Wake Island1942screenplay / story - uncredited
This Gun for Hire1942screen play
Dance Hall1941novel "Giant Swing"
The Getaway1941screenplay
High Sierra1941from a novel by / screen play
Law and Order1940novel "Saint Johnson"
The Westerner1940uncredited
Dark Command1940novel
King of the Underworld1939adapted from a story by
Some Blondes Are Dangerous1937novel "Iron Man"
Wine, Women and Horses1937novel "Dark Hazard" - uncredited
Wild West Days1937novel "Saint Johnson"
36 Hours to Kill1936based on a story by
Dr. Socrates1935story
The Whole Town's Talking1935story
Dark Hazard1934novel
Scarface1932continuity / dialogue
Law and Order1932novel "Saint Johnson" - as William R. Burnett
The Beast of the City1932story
Iron Man1931story - as William R. Burnett
The Finger Points1931by
Little Caesar1931novel



Nominated Awards

1964WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Written American DramaThe Great Escape (1963)
1943OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Original ScreenplayWake Island (1942)

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