“Forgotten Hollywood”- Be Careful Out There…

Posted on April 1, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 

“`The winner of ten Emmy Awards — six for Hill Street Blues, three for L.A. Law, and one for NYPD Blue — writer / producer Steven Bochco left his distinctive mark on the television industry. Under a banner of the production company he launched in 1988, Steven Bochco Productions, he also co-created and executive produced Doogie Howser, M.D.             STEVEN BOCHCO —>

“`Born in Manhattan, NY, Bochco began his work in 1965, parlaying an MCA fellowship into a writing career at Universal Studios during his schooling at Pittsburgh Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University). He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in theater.

“`In 1967, Bochco earned his initial writing credit, collaborating with Rod Serling, expanding a one-hour Chrysler Showcase presentation A Slow Fade to Black into a two-hour movie for international distribution. Four years later, he became the story editor for NBC’s Name of the Game, and later, for  McMillan and Wife and Columbo. He wrote several segments for each series, and received nominations for two Emmys and two Writers Guild Awards for his work on a Columbo episode directed by Steven Spielberg.

“`Among his numerous awards, he earned the Writers Guild 1994 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television, four Peabody Awards and four NAACP Image Awards. Bochco was inducted into Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Television Hall of Fame in 1996. He was the first teleplay scribe to receive a Writer’s Guild Career Achievement Award, and  British Academy of Film and Television Arts Fellowship Award.

“`Steven Bochco was 74.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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