Margaret Armen

One of the first successful female television writers, Margaret Armen wrote episodes of "The Rifleman" and "The Big Valley" and enjoyed a lengthy career in Hollywood. Born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of a naval ... Read more »
Born: 09/08/1921

Filmography

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Emerald Point, N.A.S. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Barnaby Jones 1972 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Star Trek 1968, 1973 - 1977 (Tv Show)

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Wonder Woman 1973 - 1974, 1976 - 1977 (Tv Show)

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Wonder Woman Meets Baroness Von Gunther 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Star Trek 1973 (Tv Show)

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The Big Valley 1965 - 1969 (TV Show)

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Mr. Novak 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

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The Rifleman 1958 - 1963 (TV Show)

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Flamingo Road (TV Show)

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The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe (TV Show)

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Young Dan'l Boone (TV Show)

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Biography

One of the first successful female television writers, Margaret Armen wrote episodes of "The Rifleman" and "The Big Valley" and enjoyed a lengthy career in Hollywood. Born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of a naval officer, she grew up in China and traveled extensively as a child. She earned a bachelor's degree at UCLA and, while raising a family, began her writing career with scripts for "Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater." She also wrote for the TV westerns "The Rebel" and "The Lawman." As westerns waned in popularity, Armen moved on to scripting shows for such series as "Star Trek," "Marcus Welby, M.D.," "Cannon," "Barnaby Jones," "Wonder Woman," "Land of the Lost" and "The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe" and, in the 1980s, "Flamingo Road" and "Emerald Point N.A.S." Late in her career, Armen turned to writing novels with "The Hanging of Father Miguel," published in 1984. She served on the board of governors of the Television Academy and on the board of directors of the Writers Guild of America West.

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