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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)

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Other Works:

Editor (with Bill Pronzini): Tricks and Treats See more »

Alternate Names:

Joseph N. Gores

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Author of the popular "DKA File" series (1969-1978), featuring private investigators, or "ops." Gores deromanticizes detective work in this series, showing the drudgery and grunt work of detection. After earning a master's degree from Stanford University in 1961, he taught at a boys' school in Kenya, and also worked as a hod carrier, a laborer, a logger, a clerk, a driver, a carnival helper, and ... See more »

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