Sam Rolfe

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Sam Rolfe (born February 18, 1924 in New York , † July 10, 1993 in Los Angeles , California ) was an American screenwriter and film producer who won an Oscar for best original screenplay , an Emmy for outstanding services in Entertainment program as well as the Edgar Allan Poe Award was nominated. He also came up with the idea for the TV series Solo for ONCEL .


Rolfe began his career as a screenwriter in the Hollywood film industry in the mid-1950s and was nominated for the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his debut work , at the 1954 Academy Awards together with Harold Jack Bloom for the western nude violence (The Naked Spur, 1953) directed by Anthony Mann with James Stewart , Janet Leigh and Robert Ryan in the lead roles.

In addition to his work as a screenwriter, he began a few years later as a producer and also provided the ideas for films and television series such as the western series Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963) and solo for ONCEL (The Man from UNCLE, 1964–1968). For the NBC- produced series Solo for ONCEL , he was nominated for an Emmy in 1965 for outstanding merits in entertainment. However, not all of his program ideas were realized, such as his plans for the adventure series Hurricane Island (1961) or the western series The Long Hunt of April Savage (1966).

Rolfe, who was also a songwriter , was nominated for the 1982 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Television Film for Murder Triggers (Killjoy, 1981) by John Llewellyn Moxey with Kim Basinger , Robert Culp and Stephen Macht .

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