Dean Riesner (November 3, 1918 - August 18, 2002) was a prolific American film and television writer. Events 644 - Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim Caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina. Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 293 BC - The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar.
Born in New York, Riesner's father was a silent film director and Dean began acting in films at the age of five. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous His career at this young age ended because his mother wanted her son to have a real childhood. As an adult, his first job in films was as a co-author for the 1939 Ronald Reagan movie Code of the Secret Service.
Reisner won an Oscar for directing Bill and Coo (1948), a feature film with a cast of real birds, costumed as humans, acting on the world's smallest film set. Bill and Coo is a 1948 color film, directed by Dean Riesner and conceived to showcase George Burton 's trained birds (Burton's Birds
Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Riesner worked primarily in television, including writing for Rawhide and the "Tourist Attraction" episode of The Outer Limits, although he occasionally contributed to feature films like The Helen Morgan Story. Rawhide was a television western series that aired on the US network CBS from 1959 to 1966. For the album by Progressive Metal band Voivod see The Outer Limits (album. The Helen Morgan Story is a 1957 American Biographical film directed by Michael Curtiz. In 1968 he landed a job working on the Clint Eastwood action film Coogan's Bluff, and this in turn would lead to him writing several other Eastwood features throughout the 1970s. Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr (born May 31 1930 is a four-time Academy Award winning American Actor and Filmmaker. Coogan's Bluff is the title of a 1968 Universal film starring Clint Eastwood, Lee J Riesner helped pen the screenplays for two Eastwood films in 1971, Play Misty for Me and the original Dirty Harry. Play Misty for Me is a 1971 Psychological thriller Film, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, in his directorial Dirty Harry is a 1971 Crime film produced and directed by Don Siegel. In 1973 he provided an uncredited rewrite for High Plains Drifter, and in 1976 he was one of the writers to draft The Enforcer, the third Dirty Harry thriller. High Plains Drifter is a 1973 Revisionist Western film with a hint of supernatural horror directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. That same year he provided the teleplay for NBC's highly rated miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man, starring Nick Nolte. Rich Man Poor Man was a 1976 American Television miniseries that aired on ABC in one-hour episodes at 1000pm ET/PT on Monday night for twelve Nicholas King Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actor, Film producer and ex- model In 1979 he wrote an early draft screenplay for The Godfather Part III, but his script was discarded when Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo finally agreed to collaborate on a third entry in the series. The Godfather Part III is a Crime drama film written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola Francis Ford "Frank" Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award -winning American Film director, Mario Gianluigi Puzo ( October 15, 1920 &ndash July 2, 1999) was a two time Academy Award -winning Italian American
Riesner continued to write into the 1980s, though most of his work from that period went uncredited. Those films include Das Boot, The Sting II, and Starman. Das Boot (das boːt German for The Boat) is a 1981 feature film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, adapted from a novel of the same The Sting II is an 1983 film sequel to The Sting. Directed by Jeremy Kagan, it stars Jackie Gleason, Mac Davis John Carpenter's Starman is a 1984 Science fiction and Fantasy Film directed by John Carpenter which tells the story of
Riesner died in 2002 in Encino, California from natural causes. He was married to actress Maila Nurmi, better known as the horror hostess Vampira. Maila Nurmi ( December 11, 1922 &ndash January 10, 2008) was a Finnish American Actress, who created the campy Horror hosts are a particular type of Television presenter, often tasked with presenting low-grade films to television audiences