Playwright, screenwriter William Hanley dies at 80

William Hanley, a Broadway playwright and award-winning screenwriter, has died at the age of 80.

NEW YORK — William Hanley, a Broadway playwright and award-winning screenwriter, has died at the age of 80.

His daughter, Katherine Hover, says he died on Friday at his home in Ridgefield., Conn.

Hanley’s works include Slow Dance on the Killing Ground and Mrs. Dally Has a Lover and the teleplays The Long Way Home and The Kennedys of Massachusetts. He won Emmys for the TV films The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank and Something About Amelia.

He also wrote the screenplay for the 1969 film, The Gypsy Moths, as well as several novels.