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William Bast

William Bast Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1931
Place of Birth Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Death day May 4, 2015 (84 years old)
Zodiac Sign Aries
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William Bast

William Bast is an American screenwriter and author. In addition to writing the screenplay for films and television, he is also the author of two biographies of actor James Dean. He often works with his lover Paul Huson.

BornApr 3, 1931, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, U.S.
DiedMay 4, 2015, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationAuthor, screenwriter
EducationWauwatosa High School
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison, UCLA
PartnerPaul Huson

About William Bast

An American author and screenwriter, he is best known for his two biographies of screen legend James Dean. His script for The Legend of Lizzie Borden (a television movie starring Elizabeth Montgomery) earned him the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe Award.

William Bast before fame

He studied theater at the University of California-Los Angeles. He began his career by writing scripts for The Aldrich Family, an NBC sitcom.

Achievement of William Bast

His 1977 television adaptation of The Man in the Iron Mask received two Emmy nominations.

William Bast family life

He was the son of Gilbert Bast and Bernice Fleischmann. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and he moved to Los Angeles, California during his college years.

Associations of William Bast

He had a close relationship with James Dean; the two were roommates and occasional lovers.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About William Bast

  • LGBT people of Wisconsin
  • Alumni of UCLA Film School
  • Edgar Prize winners
  • Wisconsin writers
  • Male biography

Latest information about William Bast updated on May 10 2021.