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The iconic television writer, creator, and producer Glen A. Larson passed away Friday, November 14, at the age of 77.
Larson was perhaps best known for creating some of the most iconic TV shows of the 1970s and '80s including Alias Smith and Jones, McCloud, Buck Rogers In The 25th Century, B.J. And The Bear, Trauma Center, Quincy M.E., Manimal, The Fall Guy, and Magnum P.I..
However, two of Larson's most lasting creations are still cultural touchstones to this day. In 1982, Larson introduced Kitt, the artificially intelligent car, and David Hasselhoff's Michael Knight to American audiences with Knight Rider, and it quickly became one of the biggest TV hits of its day.
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Four years prior, Larson created a show that would, much later, become a hugely celebrated franchise. In 1978, Larson brought the cult classic sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica to TVs across the country.
While not a huge »
The television writer and producer Glen A. Larson, whose oeuvre includes hit television shows from Battlestar Galactica, Quincy M.E., Magnum, P.I., Knight Rider, and a number of others died Friday night in Los Angeles, California. He had been battling esophageal cancer. He was 77.Larson's first writing credit was for The Fugitive, and he later worked his way up the ladder, creating his first show, Alias Smith and Jones in 1971. He later made Battlestar Galactica, which lasted for just a season in 1978-79, because of high production costs. The show is best known now for its beloved rebirth in the mid aughts on Syfy. His biggest hits would come in the '80s with the mustachioed Tom Selleck in Magnum P.I. and Knight Rider starring David Hasselhoff. He earned three Emmy nominations for McCloud and Quincy, M.E. When Larson was younger, he was part of a vocal quartet called »
- E. Alex Jung
One of the leading voices in 70s and 80s television has passed away. Glen A. Larson died Friday night at the age of 77 at a California hospital. He succumbed to esophageal cancer.
Glen A. Larson is known as one of television's seminal storytellers. He is responsible for creating over a dozen hit TV series. The highlights in his career include Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider, Magnum P.I., Manimal, Quincy M.E., Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Cover Up.
Glen A. Larson got his start in show business during the 1950s, serving as a member of The Four Preps musical group. A decade later, he began his writing career, which started with an episode of The Fugitive.
He won a trio of Emmys starting in 1974 and 1975 for McCloud, which took home trophies for Outstanding Limited Series. And then he won again in 1977 for Quincy M.E., which took home the award for Outstanding Drama Series. »
Glen A. Larson -- who created the hit shows "Magnum P.I.", "Knight Rider" and "Quincy M.E." -- has died from esophageal cancer at the age of 77.The incredibly successful writer died Friday night at UCLA Medical Center ... according to his son James.Larson was one of the most prolific producers of the '70s and '80s ... creating a string of iconic hit shows -- including "Battlestar Galactica," "The Fall Guy," "B.J. and the Bear, »
- TMZ Staff
Children of the ’70s and ’80s have lost one of their seminal storytellers.
Emmy nominee Glen A. Larson, who created dozens of hit series including Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Quincy M.E., Cover Up, Magnum, P.I., Manimal, The Fall Guy and Knight Rider, died Friday night at age 77 at a California hospital. The cause of death was esophageal cancer.
His trio of Emmy nominations came »
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- Norman Weiss
His son James told the Lat that Larson passed away of complications from esophageal cancer Friday night at UCLA Medical Center.
Larson had a string of TV hits in the 1970s and 80s, and dozens of writing and producing credits to his name. He created his first show, “Alias Smith and Jones,” in 1971, but left the ABC Western right after star Peter Duel committed suicide.
He created “Battlestar Galactica” a few years later. Although the series only lasted a single season (ABC cut the cord in 1979 after two dozen episodes partly because of its hefty production cost), it spawned a series of spinoffs. »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Glen A. Larson, the wildly successful television writer-producer whose enviable track record includes Quincy M.E., Magnum, P.I., Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider and The Fall Guy, has died. He was 77. Larson, a singer in the 1950s clean-cut pop group The Four Preps who went on to compose many of the theme songs for his TV shows, died Friday night of esophageal cancer at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, his son, James, told The Hollywood Reporter. Larson also wrote and produced for such noteworthy series as ABC’s It Takes a Thief, starring his fellow Hollywood High
- Mike Barnes
Forever settles into a generic groove by its second episode. Here's Billy's review of Look Before You Leap...
This review contains spoilers.
1.2 Look Before You Leap
It was hard not to be mildly disappointed with the first regular season episode of Forever, because Look Before You Leap seemed very mechanical for the most part. The charm evident in the pilot all but vaporised, and we were presented with a by-the-numbers case that wouldn’t have seemed out of place in an eighties cop show.
What we really wanted to see was the relationship between Detective Jo Martinez and Dr Henry Morgan to develop, but it just didn't. Jo simply sees Henry as a fast track to detecting results and drags him around like her favourite accessory. It didn’t help that they introduced a new superior for Jo in the form of Lt. Joanne Reece (Lorraine Toussaint), who was the »
But Nelson was already a TV veteran by the time he was cast on “Peyton Place” in 1964. After a string of small parts in Roger Corman B movies during the mid to late ’50s, he began guesting on Westerns such as “Zane Grey Theater,” “Have Gun — Will Travel,” “The Rifleman,” “Maverick,” “Rawhide” and “Gunsmoke” plus other series such as “Twilight Zone,” “The Untouchables, »
- Carmel Dagan
The man whose 100-plus film and TV credits include voicing Yukon Cornelius in the holiday TV classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and playing the train conductor in Best Picture Oscar winner The Sting died Monday in Los Angeles. Larry D. Mann was 91. The Toronto native got his start on Canadian TV and went on to appear on classic shows ranging from Howdy Doody to MacGyver. In between, his dozens of TV appearances included 77 Sunset Strip, The Big Valley, Ben Casey, My Favorite Martian, Get Smart, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Hogan’s Heroes, Bewitched, Green Acres, Gunsmoke, Quincy M.E., The Dukes Of Hazzard and recurring as a judge on Hill Street Blues. His big-screen credits include The Quick And The Dead, Robin And The 7 Hoods, The Singing Nun, In The Heat Of The Night and The Octogon. »
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