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Eric Bercovici

  • Birthplace: New York, New York
  • Birthday: February 27
Date of passing: 
February 09, 2014

Obituary

Obituary: 

Eric Bercovici was a writer and producer who won a Primetime Emmy as a producer of the miniseries Shogun, which he also wrote.

Bercovici, whose father Leonardo Bercovici was a writer and director, was born in New York City and earned his first credit as a co-writer of the feature film Square of Violence, which was co-written and directed by his father.

Eric Bercovici was a writer and producer who won a Primetime Emmy as a producer of the miniseries Shogun, which he also wrote.

Bercovici, whose father Leonardo Bercovici was a writer and director, was born in New York City and earned his first credit as a co-writer of the feature film Square of Violence, which was co-written and directed by his father.

By the mid-1960s he was working regularly on television, on such shows as Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., I Spy, and The Virginian. In the years that followed he worked on many other series, including Love, American Style, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, Police Story, McClain's Law and Chicago Story.

In addition, he wrote several made-for-television movies, including The Other Man, Hunters of the Reef, One Shoe Makes It Murder, Jessie and The Fifth Missile. In addition to Shogun, based on the bestselling novel by James Clavell (with whom he shared his Emmy), his other miniseries included Noble House, another collaboration with Clavell, and Washington: Behind Closed Doors.

His feature films included Conquered City, Day of the Evil Gun, Culpepper Cattle Company, Hell in the Pacific, Change of Habit and Three the Hard Way.

Bercovici died February 9, 2014, at his home in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 80.

 
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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

3 Nominations 1 Emmy