Ben Roberts

Although a respected movie and television writer, Ben Roberts is best remembered for co-creating the popular 1970s television crime-drama "Charlie's Angels. " Roberts got his start writing movies in the late 1930s/early ... Read more »
Born: 03/23/1916

Filmography

Writer (21)

Charlie's Angels 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Creator

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

(from television series) (Source Material)

Charlie's Angels 2000 (Movie)

(television series: "Charlie's Angels") (Creator)

Angeles 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Creator

Charlie's Angels 1976 - 1981 (TV Show)

Creator

The Legend of the Lone Ranger 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Time Express 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Creator

The Rogues 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Writer

Midnight Lace 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Portrait in Black 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Portrait in Black 1960 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

Shake Hands With the Devil 1959 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Band of Angels 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Man of a Thousand Faces 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Serenade 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Green Fire 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

King of the Khyber Rifles 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

White Witch Doctor 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

O. Henry's Full House 1952 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Goodbye, My Fancy 1950 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

White Heat 1949 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (7)

American Honey 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Time Express 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Logan's Run 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Charlie's Angels 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

The Killer Who Wouldn't Die 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

Mannix 1967 - 1975 (TV Show)

Producer

Nero Wolfe (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Although a respected movie and television writer, Ben Roberts is best remembered for co-creating the popular 1970s television crime-drama "Charlie's Angels. " Roberts got his start writing movies in the late 1930s/early 1940s, including such titles as "Crime Rave," "South of Panama," and "Gambling Daughters." At the end of the 1940s, Roberts received his first nomination (an Edgar Allan Poe Award), for 1949's "White Heat." Nearly a decade later, he co-wrote his best-known movie, 1957's "Man of a Thousand Faces" (a biography based on the life of Lon Chaney), for which he received an Academy Award nomination. Roberts continued writing, and scored two Emmy Award nominations in the early 1970s, for his work (mostly as an executive producer) on the crime-drama television show "Mannix." But it was "Charlie's Angels" (which Roberts co-created with Ivan Goff), that would serve as Roberts's great career accomplishment--the show became a massive hit, and launched the careers of such actresses as Farrah Fawcett, among several others.

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