William Hanley, who won Emmys for penning the TV movies The Attic: The Hiding Of Anne Frank and the incest drama Something About Amelia, died Friday, the AP reported. He was 80. Hanley also wrote Broadway plays, novels and the 1969 feature film The Gypsy Moths. He was best known for Amelia, which aired on ABC in 1984 and starred Ted Danson, Glenn Close and Roxanne Zal. It centered on a father (Danson, by then the star of Cheers) who had sexual relations with his daughter (Zal). It garnered eight Emmy noms and won three: outstanding drama/comedy special, supporting actress for Zal and a writing nod for Hanley.
R.I.P. William Hanley
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