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William F. Claxton (1914–1996)

William F. Claxton was born on October 22, 1914 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Half Past Midnight (1948), Desire in the Dust (1960) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He died on February 11, 1996 in Santa Monica, California. See full bio »

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(1948)
(1960)
(1960-1962)
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(1957)

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 1988 Bonanza: The Next Generation (TV Movie)
 1986 Our House (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Green Christmas (1986)
 1986 Bridges to Cross (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1985 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie)
 1985 Highway to Heaven (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Good Doctor (1985)
- The Secret (1985)
 1983-1984 Fame (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Blizzard (1984)
- Czech-Mate (1984)
- Indian Summer (1984)
- The Home Front (1984)
 1984 Dallas (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Where Is Poppa? (1984)
 1981-1982 Father Murphy (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Happiness Is... (1982)
- Laddie (1982)
- In God's Arms (1982)
 1974-1981 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series) (68 episodes)
- I Do, Again (1981)
- The Nephews (1981)
- Oleson vs Oleson (1981)
 1979 Shirley (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Separate Agendas (1979)
- Play on Words (1979)
 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Gipper Caper (1977)
 1976 Territorial Men (TV Movie)
 1976 The American Parade (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Stop, Thief! (1976)
 1975 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
 1974 The Cowboys (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Avengers (1974)
- The Long Rider (1974)
- David Done It (1974)
 1972-1973 The Rookies (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Code 261 (1973)
- A Very Special Piece of Ground (1972) ... (as William Claxton)
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962-1973 Bonanza (TV Series) (57 episodes)
- The Bucket Dog (1972)
- The Saddle Stiff (1972)
- The Lonely Man (1972)
- The Prisoners (1971)
 1969-1970 Here Come the Brides (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The She-Bear (1970) ... (as William Claxton)
- The Road to the Cradle (1969) ... (as William Claxton)
 1967-1969 The High Chaparral (TV Series) (22 episodes)
- The Lion Sleeps (1969)
- Surtee (1969)
 1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Circus Trick (1965)
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Somewhat Lower Than the Angels (1964) ... (as William Claxton)
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dead on Nine (1962)
 1960-1962 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- I Sing the Body Electric (1962) ... (as William Claxton)
- The Little People (1962) ... (as William Claxton)
- The Jungle (1961) ... (as William Claxton, directed by)
- The Last Flight (1960) ... (as William Claxton)
 1962 Thriller (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960-1962 The Rifleman (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Skull (1962) ... (as William Claxton)
- The Score Is Even (1961) ... (as William Claxton)
- The Horse Traders (1960) ... (as William Claxton)
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Mr. Mute (1961)
- Death Raffle (1961)
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sheba (1961) ... (as William Claxton)
 1960 The Detectives (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Informer (1960)
 1960 Perry Mason (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1960 Black Saddle (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- End of the Line (1960) ... (as William Claxton)
- The Killer (1960) ... (as William Claxton)
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Incident of the Dancing Death (1960) ... (as William Claxton)
 1959-1960 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Endurance (1960)
- The Gibbet (1959)
 1958-1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Duel at the Oaks (1959)
- Longhair (1959)
 1958 Teenage Challenge (Short)
 1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Thanks to You (1958)
 1957 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series) (1 episode)
- McGraw in Reno (1957) ... (as William Claxton)
 1957 The Californians (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Magic Box (1957) ... (as William Claxton)
- Man from Boston (1957) ... (as William Claxton)
 1957 The Quiet Gun
 1956 Alarm (TV Movie)
 1954-1955 The Whistler (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- The Other Hand (1955)
- The Glass Dime (1955)
- Roark Island (1955)
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Cool One (1955)
 1954 This My Son (Short)
 1954 Fangs of the Wild (as William Claxton)
 1952 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Miracle at Eagle Creek (1952) ... (as Wm. F. Claxton)
 1949 Tucson (as William Claxton)
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Former editor (for Edward Small Productions), who became a director of second features in the 1950s and 1960s and later moved into television. He was a favorite of actor Michael Landon, with whom he worked on Bonanza (1959), Little House on the Prairie (1974) and Highway to Heaven (1984).

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