Sunday, July 12, 2009

RIP Ric Hardman

Ric Hardman, writer, dies at 84

July 12, 2009

Ric Hardman - Screenwriter also wrote novels

Ric Hardman, 84, a writer of screenplays, TV scripts and novels,
mostly in the western genre, died in his sleep June 29 at his home in
Los Angeles, his son Chris said. He had cancer.

For the big screen, Hardman wrote "Gunman's Walk," a 1958 western
starring Van Heflin and Tab Hunter, and "The Rare Breed," another
western from 1966 featuring James Stewart.

In the early 1960s, Hardman wrote for the western TV series "Lawman"
using his name as well as a pen name, Bronson Howitzer.

He later turned to writing novels, including "Fifteen Flags," a 1968
story about American troops fighting in Siberia during the Russian
Civil War of 1919-20, and "Sunshine Rider," a 1998 novel that Hardman
called the first vegetarian western and a Boston Globe reviewer called
"delicious whimsy."

Richard Hardman was born Nov. 8, 1924, in Seattle. He served in the
Marines during World War II and studied at the University of
Washington and UCLA's film school before starting his writing career.

HARDMAN, Ric alias Bronson Howitzer real name Richard Hardman
Born: 11/8/1924, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Died: 6/29/2009, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Ric Hardman/Bronson Howitzer's westerns - production assistant, writer:
The Tin Star - 1957 [production assistant]
Gunman's Walk - 1958 [writer]
Lawman - 1959, 1960, 1961 [writer]
Cheyenne (TV) - 1960 [writer]
Sugarfoot (TV) - 1960 [writer]
Rawhide (TV) - 1962 [writer]
Showdown - 1963 [writer]
Laredo (TV) - 1965, 1966 [writer]
The Rare Breed - 1966 [writer]
The Cowboys (TV) - 1974 [writer]
Alias Smith and JOnes (TV) - 1971 [writer]

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