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Joe Gores (1931–2011)

Joe Gores was born on December 25, 1931 in Rochester, Minnesota, USA as Joseph Nicholas Gores. He is known for his work on Hammett (1982), Mrs. Columbo (1979) and Kojak (1973). He was married to Dori Corfitzen. He died on January 10, 2011 in Greenbrae, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Hammett Writer
Mrs. Columbo
Mrs. Columbo Writer
Kojak Writer
Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I. Writer


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 1989 B.L. Stryker (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Blind Chess (1989) ... (written by)
 1986 T.J. Hooker (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Death Trip (1986) ... (written by)
  Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1985) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1985)
- A Pretty Good Dancing Chicken (1985) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1984 Remington Steele (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Let's Steele a Plot (1984) ... (written by)
 1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Seven Dead Eyes (1984) ... (writer)
 1982 Hammett (novel)
 1982 Strike Force (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Fallen Angel (1982) ... (teleplay)
 1979 Mrs. Columbo (TV Series) (writer)
 1975-1977 Kojak (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Case Without a File (1977) ... (written by)
- Bad Dude (1976) ... (written by - as Joseph N. Gores)
- No Immunity for Murder (1975) ... (written by - as Joseph N. Gores)
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 1989 B.L. Stryker (TV Series) (story editor - 6 episodes)
- The King of Jazz (1989) ... (story editor)
- Blues for Buder (1989) ... (story editor)
- Auntie Sue (1989) ... (story editor)
- Blind Chess (1989) ... (story editor)
- Carolann (1989) ... (story editor)
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 2006 The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird (Video documentary short)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Short Story Collection: Speak of the Devil - 14 Tales of Crimes and Their Punishments See more »

Alternate Names:

Joseph N. Gores

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The novel "Drowned Hopes" by Donald E. Westlake shares a chapter with the novel "32 Cadillacs" by Joe Gores. The chapters are not identical however, instead presenting the same event from the perspective of the characters in each book. Similarly, Westlake's novel "Plunder Squad" (a Richard Stark/Parker novel) shares a chapter with Gores's "Dead Skip.". See more »

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