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Owen Wister (1860–1938)


Owen Wister was an American writer and historian. He is best remembered for writing The Virginian and a biography of Ulysses S. Grant. In 1898, Wister married Mary Channing, his cousin. The couple had six children. Channing died during childbirth in 1913. Their daughter, Marina Wister, married artist Andrew Dasburg in 1933. Novels: The New Swiss ... See full bio »

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The Virginian Writer
(1946)
The Virginian Writer
(1929)
The Virginian Writer
(1962-1970)
The Virginian Writer
(1914)

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 2000 The Virginian (TV Movie) (novel)
 1962-1970 The Virginian (TV Series) (novel - 225 episodes)
- The Gift (1970) ... (novel)
- Rich Man, Poor Man (1970) ... (novel)
- The Sins of the Fathers (1970) ... (novel)
- A King's Ransom (1970) ... (novel)
- No War for the Warrior (1970) ... (novel)
 1958 Decision (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Virginian (1958) ... (novel)
 1946 The Virginian (based on the novel by) / (play)
 1929 The Virginian (by)
 1923 The Virginian (novel)
 1918 A Woman's Fool (novel "Lin McLean")
 1914 The Virginian (novel)
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 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Double Fee (1959) ... (writer: "Ten Thousand Cattle")
 1953 San Antone (lyrics: "Ten Thousand Cattle" - uncredited) / (music: "Ten Thousand Cattle" - uncredited)
 1939 Let Freedom Ring (lyrics: "Ten Thousand Cattle Straying" (1904) - uncredited) / (music: "Ten Thousand Cattle Straying" (1904) - uncredited)
 1939 Stagecoach (writer: "Ten Thousand Cattle" (1888) - uncredited)
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(1/5/1904-5/1904) Stage: Wrote source material (novel) for "The Virginian". Written by Owen Wister and Kirk La Shelle. Directed by John Stapleton. Manhattan Theatre: 138 performances. See more »

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"The Virginian" is considered the first Western novel. See more »

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