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Stephen J. Cannell

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Stephen Joseph Cannell (/ˈkænəl/; February 5, 1941 – September 30, 2010) was an American television producer, writer, novelist and occasional actor, and the founder of Cannell Entertainment (formerly Stephen J. Cannell Productions) and The Cannell Studios.

Fact file

  • Born: Stephen Joseph Cannell February 5, 1941 Los Angeles
  • Died: September 30, 2010 (aged 69) Pasadena, California, US
  • Cause of death: Melanoma
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: University of Oregon
  • Occupation: Writer, producer, director
  • Years active: 1968–2010
  • Known for: Founder of The Cannell Studios
  • Home town: Pasadena, California
  • Board member of: The Cannell Studios
  • Spouse(s): Marcia Cannell (m. 1964–2010) (his death)
  • Children: Tawnia Chelsea Derek (deceased) Cody
  • Awards: Emmy Award
  • Website: www.cannell.com

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Variety, 2014-08-30 14:00:43
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