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M. Charles Cohen


B: 1927 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
D: April 1998 in Montréal, Québec

Maxwell Charles Cohen wrote scripts for more than 200 US and Canadian TV shows including Roots, Dark Victory, Young Joe: The Forgotten Kennedy and The First Circle, a Canada/France coproduction adapted from the Alexander Solzhenitsyn novel. He also wrote The Drylanders, the first feature film produced by the National Film Board of Canada. In 1988, he was presented with the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television lifetime achievement award. He died of cancer at the age of 71.