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Larry Cohen

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Birth Place: New York, NY

Birthday: July 15, 1941, Cancer

Profession: Director, Screenwriter, producer

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Fast Facts

  • Served as a private in the U.S. Army after graduating from college.
  • Worked as a page at the NBC building in New York's Rockefeller Center.
  • Began writing TV scripts in the 1960s, including for the series The Fugitive and The Defenders.
  • Made his directorial debut with the 1972 black comedy Bone.
  • Received the Saturn Awards' George Pal Memorial Award in 1987.
  • His script for the thriller Phone Booth (2002) was the subject of a bidding war before Twentieth Century Fox landed it.
  • All five children with his ex-wife, producer Janelle Webb, have worked on or appeared in his movies.


  • Bob Cohen — Son
  • Louis Cohen — Son
  • Jill Gatsby — Daughter
  • Pamela Cohen — Daughter
  • Melissa Cohen — Daughter
  • Janelle Webb — Ex-wife
  • Cynthia Costas Cohen — Wife


  • City University of New York, City College, New York, NY (BA in Film, 1963)