James Costigan (James Joseph Smith)

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Los Angeles, California, USA
James Costigan, the Emmy Award-winning TV writer and Broadway dramatist, was born James Smith in East Los Angeles, California on March 31, 1926. He won three Emmy Awards, for "Little Moon of Alban" (which appeared on the Hallmark Hall of Fame) in 1959; Love Among the Ruins (1975), a TV movie starring Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier in 1976; and Eleanor and Franklin (1976) in 1977. He was also nominated for an Emmy for his adaptation of Henry James's Startime: The Turn of the Screw (1959) in 1960. Read more...