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Steven Bochco

  • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Birthday: December 16
Date of passing: 
April 01, 2018

Obituary

Obituary: 

Steven Bochco was an American television producer and writer.

He began his career working for Universal Pictures as a writer and then story editor on Ironside, Columbo, and McMillan & Wife.

In 1976, Bochco left Universal after 12 years for Grant Tinker’s MTM Productions. Bochco's Hill Street Blues was championed by NBC’s Fred Silverman, who wanted a series along the lines of the 1981 Paul Newman film Fort Apache, the Bronx, about the personal lives of cops.

Steven Bochco was an American television producer and writer.

He began his career working for Universal Pictures as a writer and then story editor on Ironside, Columbo, and McMillan & Wife.

In 1976, Bochco left Universal after 12 years for Grant Tinker’s MTM Productions. Bochco's Hill Street Blues was championed by NBC’s Fred Silverman, who wanted a series along the lines of the 1981 Paul Newman film Fort Apache, the Bronx, about the personal lives of cops.

Hill Street Blues was followed by other successes over the next two decades, including Doogie Howser, M.D., L.A. Law, and NYPD Blue, all helmed by Bochco.

Bochco’s last major series was Murder in the First which ran from 2014 to 2016.

Bochco was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1996.

Bochco died April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. He was 74.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

34 Nominations 10 Emmys 1 Honor

Outstanding Drama Series - 1999

Outstanding Drama Series - 1998

Outstanding Drama Series - 1997

Hall of Fame - 1996

  • Winner
  • Steven Bochco, as Honoree

Outstanding Drama Series - 1996

Outstanding Drama Series - 1995

Outstanding Drama Series - 1994

Outstanding Drama Series - 1992

Outstanding Drama Series - 1989

Outstanding Drama Series - 1988

Outstanding Drama Series - 1987

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