Thursday, September 16, 2010

RIP Clyde Ware

Writer-director Clyde Ware dies
Multihyphenate penned for 'Gunsmoke'


Multihyphenate Clyde Ware, best known for his writing on such shows as "Gunsmoke," "Dynasty," and "Rawhide," died Aug. 30 in Los Angeles of cancer. He was 79.

A member of the Writers Guild of America and Directors Guild of America, worked up until his death on his last venture, a low- budget sci-fi thriller titled "Dreamkiller" released in 2010.

Ware wrote for numerous television shows for more than 20 years. He also helmed eight films including the television spesh "The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd," starring Martin Sheen in 1974.

Ware was the founder of Delaware Pictures in Los Angeles, which has sold and optioned numerous screenplays and produced MGM's "Bad Jim" (1990) as well as "Another Time, Another Place," which he also directed.

A jack of all trades, Ware also penned two award-winning novels titled "The Innocents" and the "The Eden Tree."

Ware is survived by two children.

WARE, Clyde
Born: 12/22/1930, West Union, West Virginia, U.S.A.
Died: 8/30/2010, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Clyde Ware's westerns - director, screenwriter, story consultant
Rawhide (TV) - 1964 [screenwriter]
Gunsmoke (TV) - 1965, 1966, 1967 [screenwriter]
The Iron Men (TV) - 1966 [screenwriter]
The Road West (TV) - 1966 [screenwriter]
Daniel Boone (TV) - 1966, 1967 [screenwriter]
The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV) - 1967 [screenwriter]
The Silent Gun (TV) - 1969 [screenwriter]
The High Chaparral (TV) - 1970, 1971, 1972
Bonanza (TV) - 1972 [story consultant]
The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (TV) - 1987 [screenwriter]
Bad Jim - 1999 [director, screenwriter]


  1. Does anyone know to whom I could send a couple of Clyde's screenplays? I must move and hate to just toss them. But I am writing this on 6/30/2018, so I realize it will be damned fine luck if anyone answers.

    1. I realize it is nearly a year since your post, but I must ask if you found a home for the 2 screenplays by Clyde Ware. We are the Doddridge County Historical Society in his hometown of West Union. It would be so grand to obtain these for our display in honor of Clyde Ware.