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Larry Cohen Biography

Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Director, screenwriter, producer

Fast Facts

  • Served as a private in the U
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  • 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