Stirling Silliphant

Writer, Additional Crew, Producer

Writer, Additional Crew, Producer


Detroit-born Stirling Silliphant (born Sterling Dale Silliphant) was the son of a Canadian immigrant. The family moved to California when he was about two. He grew up in Glendale and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1938. During World War II he was an army lieutenant, and after his discharge in 1946 he got a job with the Walt...
Birth date
1918-01-16
Death date
1996-04-26
Awards
Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations.

Known For


The Towering Inferno
The Towering Inferno
Writer (1974)
Charly
Charly
Writer (1968)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
WriterThe Grass Harp
(screenplay)
1995
WriterVillage of the Damned
(1960 screenplay)
1995
WriterDay of Reckoning
(TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
1994
WriterA Stranger in the Mirror
(TV Movie) (teleplay)
1993
WriterRoute 66
(TV Series) (based on the series created by - 1 episode) - Everybody's a Hero (1993) ... (based on the series created by)
1993
WriterGunman II1993
WriterThe Three Kings
(TV Movie)
1987
WriterCatch the Heat
(written by)
1987
WriterOver the Top
(screenplay)
1987
WriterMussolini: The Untold Story
(TV Mini-Series) (written by)
1985
WriterSpace
(TV Mini-Series) (1 episode, 1985) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1985) - Part V (1985) ... (teleplay) - Part IV (1985) ... (teleplay) - Part III (1985) - Part I (1985) ... (teleplay)
WriterWelcome to Paradise
(TV Movie)
1984
WriterTravis McGee
(TV Movie)
1983
WriterHardcase
(TV Movie)
1981
WriterGolden Gate
(TV Movie)
1981
WriterFly Away Home
(TV Movie) (written by)
1981
WriterWhen Time Ran Out...
(screenplay)
1980
WriterPearl
(TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes) - Part 3 (1978) ... (teleplay) - Part 2 (1978) ... (teleplay) - Part 1 (1978) ... (teleplay)
1978
WriterCircle of Iron
(screenplay) / (story)
1978
WriterThe Swarm
(screenplay)
1978
WriterTelefon
(screenplay)
1977
WriterThe Enforcer
(screenplay)
1976
WriterThe Killer Elite
(screenplay)
1975
WriterDeath Scream
(TV Movie)
1975
WriterThe First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant
(TV Movie)
1975
WriterThe Towering Inferno
(screenplay)
1974
WriterShaft in Africa
(written by)
1973
WriterA Time for Love
(TV Movie)
1973
WriterThe Poseidon Adventure
(screenplay by)
1972
WriterThe New Centurions
(screenplay)
1972
WriterThe New Healers
(TV Movie) (creator)
1972
WriterMovin' On
(TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
1972
WriterLongstreet
(TV Series) (developed for television by - 23 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (written by - 5 episodes, 1971 - 1972) - The Sound of Money Talking (1972) ... (creator) - Through Shattering Glass (1972) ... (creator) - Field of Honor (1972) ... (creator) - Sad Songs and Other Conversations (1972) ... (creator) - Anatomy of a Mayday (1972) ... (creator) Show all 24 episodes
WriterMurphy's War
(screenplay)
1971
WriterA Walk in the Spring Rain
(written for the screen by)
1970
WriterThe Liberation of L.B. Jones1970
WriterMarlowe
(screenplay)
1969
WriterCharly
(screenplay)
1968
WriterMaya
(TV Series) (developed for television by - 18 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (written by - 2 episodes, 1967) (story - 1 episode, 1967) - The Legend of Whitney Markham (1968) ... (creator) - The Witness (1968) ... (creator) - The Ranson of Raji (1968) ... (creator) - The Treasure Temple (1968) ... (creator) - The Son of Gammu Ghat (1968) ... (creator) Show all 18 episodes
WriterIn the Heat of the Night
(screenplay)
1967
WriterWings of Fire
(TV Movie)
1967
WriterThe Slender Thread
(written by)
1965
WriterBob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
(TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1964) - Highest Fall of All (1965) ... (writer) - The Shattered Glass (1964) ... (teleplay - as Loren Dayle) - Murder in the First (1964) ... (writer) - The Sojourner (1964) ... (teleplay)
WriterRawhide
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Canliss (1964) ... (writer)
1964
WriterRoute 66
(TV Series) (created by - 115 episodes, 1960 - 1964) (written by - 55 episodes, 1960 - 1964) (teleplay - 16 episodes, 1960 - 1963) (story - 3 episodes, 1960 - 1962) - I'm Here to Kill a King (1964) ... (creator) / (written by) - Part Two: Where There's a Will, There's a Way (1964) ... (creator) / (written by) - Where There's a Will, There's a Way: Part One (1964) ... (creator) / (written by) - Follow the White Dove with the Broken Wing (1964) ... (creator) - This Is Going to Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You (1964) ... (creator) / (written by) Show all 116 episodes
WriterNaked City
(TV Series) (writer - 27 episodes, 1958 - 1963) (teleplay - 7 episodes, 1958 - 1962) (written by - 3 episodes, 1958) - Prime of Life (1963) ... (writer) - Torment Him Much and Hold Him Long (1962) ... (writer) - Five Cranks for Winter... Ten Cranks for Spring (1962) ... (teleplay) - A Succession of Heartbeats (1960) ... (writer) - The Pedigree Sheet (1960) ... (writer) Show all 37 episodes
WriterGeneral Electric Theater
(TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes) - Learn to Say Goodbye (1960) ... (teleplay) - Never Turn Back (1957) ... (teleplay)
1957-1960
WriterCheckmate
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - The Cyanide Touch (1960) ... (writer)
1960
WriterVillage of the Damned
(screenplay)
1960
WriterMr. Lucky
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - Hair of the Dog (1960) ... (written by)
1960
WriterMarkham
(TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (writer - 3 episodes, 1959) - Image of Love (1960) ... (written by) - The Altar (1959) ... (writer) - Mutation (1959) ... (writer) - The Nephews (1959) ... (written by) - The Duelists (1959) ... (writer) Show all 6 episodes
WriterAlcoa Theatre
(TV Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes) - The Silent Kill (1960) ... (teleplay) - Medals for Harry (1959) ... (teleplay) - Corporal Hardy (1959) ... (teleplay)
1959-1960
WriterThe DuPont Show with June Allyson
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - So Dim the Light (1960) ... (written by)
1960
WriterAlfred Hitchcock Presents
(TV Series) (teleplay - 10 episodes, 1956 - 1959) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1959) - Graduating Class (1959) ... (teleplay) - The Crystal Trench (1959) ... (teleplay by) - Little White Frock (1958) ... (teleplay) - The Canary Sedan (1958) ... (teleplay) - The Return of the Hero (1958) ... (teleplay) Show all 11 episodes
WriterTightrope
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Stand on Velvet (1959) ... (writer)
1959
WriterAdventure Showcase
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Brock Callahan (1959) ... (writer)
1959
WriterRescue 8
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1958) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958) - 102 to Bakersfield (1958) ... (writer - as Loren Dayle) - The Ferris Wheel (1958) ... (teleplay - as Loren Dayle)
WriterSuspicion
(TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1958) (written by - 1 episode, 1958) - The Woman Turned to Salt (1958) ... (teleplay) - Voice in the Night (1958) ... (teleplay) - Meeting in Paris (1958) ... (written by)
WriterMaracaibo
(novel)
1958
WriterThe Lineup
(written by)
1958
WriterDamn Citizen
(original story and screenplay)
1958
WriterPerry Mason
(TV Series) (teleplay by - 2 episodes) - The Case of the Fan Dancer's Horse (1957) ... (teleplay by) - The Case of the Nervous Accomplice (1957) ... (teleplay by)
1957
WriterM Squad
(TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode) - Neighborhood Killer (1957) ... (teleplay)
1957
WriterThe Ford Television Theatre
(TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode) - The Idea Man (1957) ... (teleplay)
1957
WriterWest Point
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Ambush (1957)
1957
WriterZane Grey Theater
(TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode) - No Man Living (1957) ... (teleplay)
1957
WriterStudio 57
(TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode) - Mr. Cinderella (1956) ... (teleplay)
1956
WriterNightfall
(screen play by)
1956
WriterHuk!
(novel) / (screenplay)
1956
WriterChevron Hall of Stars
(TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode) - The Warriors (1956) ... (teleplay)
1956
WriterThe Mickey Mouse Club
(TV Series) ("What I Want to Be" series - 5 episodes) - Talent Round-Up Day (1955) ... ("What I Want to Be" series) - Circus Day (1955) ... ("What I Want to Be" series) - Anything Can Happen Day (1955) ... ("What I Want to Be" series) - Guest Star Day: Wally Boag (1955) ... ("What I Want to Be" series) - Premiere Show - Fun With Music Day (1955) ... ("What I Want to Be" series)
1955
Writer5 Against the House
(screenplay)
1955
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewNaked City
(TV Series) (executive story consultant - 95 episodes, 1960 - 1963) (executive story editor - 1 episode, 1961) - Barefoot on a Bed of Coals (1963) ... (executive story consultant) - Golden Lads and Girls (1963) ... (executive story consultant) - One, Two, Three, Rita Rakahowski (1963) ... (executive story consultant) - The S.S. American Dream (1963) ... (executive story consultant) - Color Schemes Like Never Before (1963) ... (executive story consultant) Show all 96 episodes
RoleTitleYear
ProducerThe Grass Harp
(co-producer)
1995
ProducerBrotherhood of the Rose
(TV Mini-Series) (producer - 2 episodes) - Part II (1989) ... (producer) - Part I (1989) ... (producer)
1989
ProducerCatch the Heat
(executive producer)
1987
ProducerHarry's Hong Kong
(TV Movie) (supervising producer)
1987
ProducerMussolini: The Untold Story
(TV Mini-Series) (producer)
1985
ProducerWelcome to Paradise
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1984
ProducerFly Away Home
(TV Movie) (producer)
1981
ProducerSalem's Lot
(TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes) - Part 2 (1979) ... (executive producer) - Part 1 (1979) ... (executive producer)
1979
ProducerPearl
(TV Mini-Series) (executive producer)
1978
ProducerCalling Doctor Storm, M. D.
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1977
ProducerThe First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1975
ProducerA Time for Love
(TV Movie) (producer)
1973
ProducerShaft's Big Score!
(executive producer - uncredited)
1972
ProducerThe New Healers
(TV Movie) (producer)
1972
ProducerLongstreet
(TV Series) (executive producer - 24 episodes) - The Sound of Money Talking (1972) ... (executive producer) - Through Shattering Glass (1972) ... (executive producer) - Field of Honor (1972) ... (executive producer) - Sad Songs and Other Conversations (1972) ... (executive producer) - Anatomy of a Mayday (1972) ... (executive producer) Show all 24 episodes
1971-1972
ProducerShaft
(executive producer - uncredited)
1971
ProducerA Walk in the Spring Rain
(producer)
1970
Producer5 Against the House
(producer)
1955
ProducerThe Joe Louis Story
(producer)
1953
RoleTitleYear
Production managerThe Mickey Mouse Club
(TV Series) (production supervisor - 5 episodes) - Talent Round-Up Day (1955) ... (production supervisor) - Circus Day (1955) ... (production supervisor) - Anything Can Happen Day (1955) ... (production supervisor) - Guest Star Day: Wally Boag (1955) ... (production supervisor) - Premiere Show - Fun With Music Day (1955) ... (production supervisor)
1955
RoleTitleYear
DirectorA Time for Love
(TV Movie)
1973
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackFly Away Home
(TV Movie) (lyrics: "Fly Away Home")
1981
RoleTitleYear
SelfThe 69th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Memorial Tribute
1997
SelfTalking Film
(TV Series) Self - The Screenwriter (1978) ... Self
1978
SelfTattletales
(TV Series) Self - Episode #3.36 (1975) ... Self (as Stirling & Tiana) - Episode #3.35 (1975) ... Self (as Stirling & Tiana) - Episode #3.34 (1975) ... Self (as Stirling & Tiana) - Episode #3.33 (1975) ... Self (as Stirling & Tiana) - Episode #3.32 (1975) ... Self (as Stirling & Tiana) Show all 6 episodes
1975
SelfThe Mike Douglas Show
(TV Series) Self - Screenwriter - Episode #14.135 (1975) ... Self - Screenwriter
1975
SelfBruce Lee: The Man and the Legend
(Documentary) Self
1973
SelfJerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 2 September 1973 (1973) ... Self
1973
SelfThat Regis Philbin Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.98 (1965) ... Self
1965
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageThe Moviemakers
(TV Series) - The Screenwriter (1984)
1984