Bill Svanoe has three lives to discuss. He was a member of a singing group, The Rooftop Singers, that had a number-one hit record, “Walk Right In.” Then he laid down his guitar and took up the Selectric typewriter (for those of you under thirty, the precursor of the computer).
As a writer, he won the Peabody award for MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP. He wrote FATAL BEAUTY starring Whoopi Goldberg and the remake of BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES starring Tom Selleck. His other credits include The Six Million Dollar Man, Griff, TERROR ON THE BEACH, and many many more pilots and TV episodes. But he is most proud of serving time (49 days) in Parchman prison in Mississippi as one of the original Freedom Riders.