Ronald M Cohen

Screenwriter, Taxi driver
After selling a script for the CBS series "Wanted: Dead or Alive" starring Steve McQueen, Ronald M. Cohen quit his job as a taxi driver to concentrate on his writing. He wrote "Blue", a 1968 film starring Terence Stamp ... Read more »
Born: 12/22/1929 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Writer (7)

Twilight's Last Gleaming 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Good Guys and the Bad Guys 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Blue 1968 (Movie)

(From Story)

Blue 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Aces 'N' Eights (TV Show)

Writer

Fortune Dane (TV Show)

Writer

Last Stand at Saber River (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (6)

The Exile 1990 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ohara 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Feel the Heat 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Producer

American Dream 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Producer

The Good Guys and the Bad Guys 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

Draw! (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

After selling a script for the CBS series "Wanted: Dead or Alive" starring Steve McQueen, Ronald M. Cohen quit his job as a taxi driver to concentrate on his writing. He wrote "Blue", a 1968 film starring Terence Stamp and Karl Malden and "The Good Guys and the Bad Guys" in 1969 featuring Robert Mitchum as an aging sheriff. Cohen's television series included ABC's "American Dream" a short-lived, controversial 1981 series focusing on racial relations. He was nominated for an Emmy for co-writing the series pilot. Viewer protests over the realistic dialogue helped to end the series. He followed with "Call to Glory" in 1984, a critically acclaimed series also on ABC featuring a family on Edwards Air Force Base during the Cold War. This political military show starred Craig T. Nelson as the head of the family. Cohen again tackled the topics of politics and racial interaction with the 1986 ABC series "Fortune Dane" and shared co-producing credits with Barney Rosenzweig and the show's star Carl Weathers. In this show, Weathers played a black trouble-shooter running the office of a white female mayor. Cohen also wrote episodes of "Walker, Texas Ranger"(CBS), returning to his western writing roots. Cohen's adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel "Last Stand at Saber River" for a 1997 TNT production starring Tom Selleck earned him a Western Heritage Wrangler Award for his script. It achieved the highest rating of any cable movie up to that time.

Relationships

Henry Cohen

Brother

Julie Adams Actor

Companion
survived him

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York
graduated

Milestones

1997

Adapted the Elmore Leonard novel "Last Stand at Saber River" for a TNT production starring Tom Selleck that achieved the highest rating of any cable movie; won a Western Heritage Wrangler award for his script

1986

"Fortune Dane" a series he co-produced with Barney Rosenzweig and the show's star Carl Weathers airs on ABC

1984

"Call to Glory", his critically acclaimed series starring Craig T. Nelson, premieres on ABC

1981

"American Dream", a series he created and co-wrote, premieres on ABC; nominated for an Emmy for co-writing the pilot episode

1968

Wrote the Robert Mitchum film "The Good Guys and the Bad Guys"

1968

Wrote the screenplay for the film "Blue" featuring Terence Stamp and Karl Malden

Quit his job driving a taxi after selling a script for the the Steve McQueen TV series "Wanted: Dead or Alive"

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