William R. Cox

Active - 1953 - 1973  |   Born - Apr 14, 1901   |   Died - Aug 7, 1988   |   Genres - Western, Adventure

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American screenwriter William R. Cox started out as a journalist and contributor to pulp magazines. In 1948, he began writing his first screenplays in Hollywood. He also became a prolific writer of pulp novels (most of them westerns) using both his own name and several pen-names. Later, he also began writing teleplays. During his career in film, Cox was twice elected as president of the Writers Guild of America.