William Hjortsberg

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William Hjortsberg
Born(1941-02-23)February 23, 1941
New York City, New York, United States
DiedApril 22, 2017(2017-04-22) (aged 76)
Livingston, Montana, United States
OccupationNovelist, screenwriter
GenreMystery, screenwriting

William "Gatz" Hjortsberg (February 23, 1941 – April 22, 2017) was an American novelist and screenwriter. He was known for writing the screenplay of the movie Legend.[1] His novel Falling Angel was the basis for the movie Angel Heart (1987).[2]

Hjortsberg died on April 22, 2017 in Livingston, Montana from pancreatic cancer, aged 76.[3]

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  1. "William Hjortsberg". The New York Times.
  2. Canby, Vincent (March 6, 1987). "Angel Heart (1987) FILM: MICKEY ROURKE STARS IN 'ANGEL HEART'". The New York Times.
  3. Local writer William ‘Gatz’ Hjortsberg dies at 76

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