Bettina Gilois

American screenwriter (1961-2020)

Bettina Gilois (July 9, 1961 – July 5, 2020) was a German-American screenwriter and author. She was known for her work on the HBO movie Bessie, and Disney's Glory Road and McFarland, USA.

Bettina Gilois
Gilois at the 47th NAACP Image Awards in 2016
Gilois at the 47th NAACP Image Awards in 2016
Born(1961-07-09)July 9, 1961
West-Berlin, Germany
DiedJuly 5, 2020(2020-07-05) (aged 58)
OccupationScreenwriter, author
Alma materBarnard College (1985)
Notable worksBessie (2015)
McFarland, USA (2015)
Glory Road (2006)
Notable awardsCritics Choice Award, Emmy nomination

Gilois won an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Writing of a Television Movie and a Black Reel Awards of 2016 nomination for Bessie. She was born in Berlin.

Gilois was an associate professor in the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University.[1]

Gilois died on July 5, 2020 from cancer in California, aged 58.[2]

References change

  1. "Bettina Gilois". Chapman University. Archived from the original on 9 September 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  2. Haring, Bruce (July 5, 2020). "Bettina Gilois Dies: Award-Winning Screenwriter For 'Bessie' And Author". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 5, 2020.