Larry Cohen Biography – Larry Cohen Wiki
Larry Cohen born Lawrence G. Cohen, was an American film producer, director, and screenwriter.
Cohen started his career in the 1960s in television, writing scripts for episodes of well-known TV series including “The Defenders,” “Espionage,” and “The Invaders.”
In the 1970s, Cohen began to focus on filmmaking, penning and directing the 1974 horror sleeper hit “It’s Alive,” which went on to earn $7 million and spawn two sequels for Warner Bros. after receiving a re-release. The film included a score by Bernard Hermann, who frequently collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock.
Cohen continued to produce low-budget horror films featuring a police procedural element through the ’80s, often working with the actor Michael Moriarty. The duo collaborated on 1982’s “Q,” and followed it up with “The Stuff” in 1985. Cohen also directed Bette Davis in her last film, “Wicked Stepmother,” in 1989. He directed “The Ambulance” in the ’90s and Blaxploitation film “Original Gangstas” starring Ron O’Neal, Pam Grier, and Fred Williamson, but eventually began focusing on screenwriting.
In 2002, Cohen penned Colin Farrell-starrer “Phone Booth,” which became a commercial success, grossing $98 million worldwide. He also wrote 2004 Chris Evan pic “Cellular,” also starring Kim Basinger, William H. Macy and Jason Statham.
Cohen was included in the Showtime TV anthology “Masters of Horror” in 2006, among filmmakers like Wes Craven, Dario Argento, John Carpenter, David Cronenberg and more. His segment, “Pick Me Up,” starred Fairuza Balk with Laurene Landon and Moriarty.
Larry Cohen Age
He was born on July 15, 1941 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, United States. He died on March 24, 2019 aged 77.
Larry Cohen Wife
He was married twice. He married his first wife Janelle Webb in 1964 and divorced in 1987. They had 5 children. His second wife was Cynthia Costas whom he was married to at the time of his death.
Larry Cohen Children
Larry Cohen had 5 children with his first wife Janelle Webb.
Larry Cohen Family
Larry Cohen’s sister Ronni Chasen was a publicist who worked with him beginning early in his film career. Chasen was shot in Beverly Hills on November 16, 2010 as she was driving home from the Hollywood premiere of the film Burlesque.
Larry Cohen Death
Larry Cohen died on March 24, 2019. He was 77 years old. His death was confirmed in a post on his official Facebook page.
The Facebook post reads: “The entire #KingCohen team mourns the loss of its star, hero and King, #LarryCohen . His unparalleled talents were surpassed only by his giant heart. The impact he made on television and cinema will be felt forever, and our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and fans.”
Larry Cohen Cause of Death – How did Larry Cohen Die
Larry Cohen’s cause of death has not been disclosed.
Larry Cohen Net Worth
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