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Joe Morgenstern

Joe Morgenstern was born on October 3, 1932 in Matamoras, Pennsylvania, USA as Joseph N. Morgenstern. He is a writer and producer, known for The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976), Dolly Parton Meets the Kids (1983) and Law & Order (1990). He was previously married to Piper Laurie. See full bio »

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Law & Order
Law & Order Writer
Law & Order: UK


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  Law & Order: UK (TV Series) (based on "Sonata for Solo Organ" story by - 1 episode, 2009) (based on "Sonata for Solo Organ" written by - 1 episode, 2009)
- Sacrifice (2009) ... (based on "Sonata for Solo Organ" story by) / (based on "Sonata for Solo Organ" written by)
  Law & Order (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1991 - 1992) (story by - 1 episode, 1991) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1991)
- The Corporate Veil (1992) ... (written by)
- Renunciation (1991) ... (written by)
- Sonata for Solo Organ (1991) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
 1983 Dolly Parton Meets the Kids (TV Movie)
 1976 The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (TV Movie) (story - as Joseph Morgenstern)
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 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Popular Neurotics (1984) ... (executive producer)
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 2002 10,000 Black Men Named George (TV Movie) (consultant)
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 2009 Moon Beat (Documentary)
Himself - Journalist, The Wall Street Journal
 2008 A Love Story of Today (Video short)
 2008 A Special Kind of Love (Video short)
 2004 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Jack Nicholson: The Joker Is Wild (2004) ... Himself
 1999 Siskel & Ebert (TV Series)
Himself - Guest Co-Host
- Episode dated 24 July 1999 (1999) ... Himself - Guest Co-Host

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Other Works:

Article: "His Name Is Fred", "Playboy" (USA), September 1997, p.108-110+114+ 142-144.

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Joseph Morgenstern

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Personal Quote:

[writing in "Newsweek", 1967]: Last week, this magazine said that "Bonnie And Clyde" turns into 'a squalid shoot-'em-up for the moron trade' because it does not know what to make of its own violence. I am sorry to say that I consider that review grossly unfair and regrettably inaccurate. I am sorrier to say that I wrote it.


Joe and his wife Piper Laurie have a daughter, Anne Grace. See more »

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