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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameJohn Joseph Furia Jr.

Mini Bio (1)

John Furia was born on August 16, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA as John Joseph Furia Jr. He was a writer and producer, known for Insight (1960), The Twilight Zone (1959) and Kung Fu (1972). He was married to Mary and Ann Maffeo. He died on May 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Ann Maffeo (4 July 1951 - 1982) ( divorced) ( 7 children)
Mary (? - 7 May 2009) ( his death)

Trivia (5)

(1973-1975) President of the Writers Guild of America, West.
Former governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a founding trustee of the Humanitas Prize, and a consultant to the National Endowment for the Humanities.
He was the founding chair of the Division of Writing at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television where he was a full professor of screen and television writing.
As a young man, he was a singer with bands in New York City.
(1996-) Director of the Screenwriting Division at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.

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