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Emmy-nominated 'My Name Is Bill W' screenwriter William G. Bolchet dies at 89

William G. Borchert, 1933 Emmy nominated screenwriter behind Hallmark Hall of Fame TV series My Name Is Bill W. , by James Woods and James Garner star – founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, who has passed away. He is .

Borchert At his home in Stratford, Connecticut, Saturday, his son Robert P. Bolchet told The Hollywood Reporter .

Woods won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries, or for playing Bill Wilson, a stockbroker and a World War I Veteran, struggling to stay sane after losing his career 1933 Fortune in stock market crash – on ABC’s My Name Is Bill W. , directed by Daniel Petrie.

Wilson meets Robert Holbrook Smith (Garner), who is also battling a drinking problem, and the two are in formed a support group leading to Alcoholics Anonymous and its 25 – Gradual recovery plan.

Borchert, whose screenplay was also nominated for a Humanitarian Award, who wrote the book Lois Wilson Story: When Love Isn’t Enough , about Wilson’s wife, who co-founded Al-Anon, a support group for families of alcoholics, in 1969. He then adapted it into a 2010 CBS-Hallmark TV movie with that title.

(JoBeth Williams in My Name Is Bill W. as Lois, while Winona Ryder casts her opposite Barry Pepper Depicted as Bill.)

Born September 9 in Brooklyn, 1933, William George Borchert started his career with the New York Journal-American newspaper and wrote for newspapers, magazines and radio programs.

PR firm Borchert-Barrett Associates in 1972 New York City, 3 years Later became a partner of Artist Entertainment Complex, producers such as Kansas City Bombers (1933), Serpico (1973) and Dog Day Afternoon (1989).

Borchert has also written other books, including When Two Loves Collide: An Inspirational Story of Dr. John and Dot Mooney,How I Became My Father…Drunkenand50 A Quiet Miracle That Changed Your Life.

He is also a director of the Stepping Stone Foundation , which promotes public understanding of alcoholism and Promote recovery.

Survivors include his nine children, Judith (and her husband Thomas), Charlotte (James), William Jr. (Tricia), Lawrence (Lawrence) Nathan), John (Sharon), Robert (Diane), Walter (Dennis), Daniel (Elizabeth) and Angela; Sister Marilyn; Brother Rob; 12 grandson; and seven great-grandchildren. Bernadette, his wife of 50 years, died in December 2020.

Friday’s wake will be held at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home in Trumbull, Connecticut, where his funeral is scheduled for at St Mark’s Catholic Church in Stratford on Saturday.

Donations in memory of him can be a stepping stone.




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