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Sonya Levien

Sonya Levien



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Also Known As: Died: March 19, 1960
Born: December 25, 1888 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Russia Profession: Writer ... screenwriter magazine editor lawyer


Alan J. Levi has worked consistently as a director and producer of popular television series since the late '60s. With his first major success, 1975's "The Invisible Man," Levi began a career in science-fiction television. The show was followed successively by "Gemini Man," "The Six Million Dollar Man," and "The Bionic Woman." In 1978, Levi and Donald P. Bellisario began their creative collaboration on the original "Battlestar Galactica." The two would work on five other series together: the military shows "Airwolf" and "JAG," the crime series " Magnum, P.I." and "NCIS: Naval Crime Scene Investigation," and the sci-fi program "Quantum Leap." In addition to his work with Bellisario, Levi directed the popular shows "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" starring Jane Seymour, "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," and the classic detective show "Columbo."


Tony Scott ( 2006-03-20 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever

Sonya, a graduate with a law degree from New York University, briefly practiced law before becoming a magazine editor and fiction writer. After several of her stories were adapted to the screen, she became a screenwriter. Levien wrote several screenplays for Will Rogers' films and for Fox studios during the 1930s. Sonya wrote for a number of studios including RKO and Warner Bros., but most of her work was with MGM.

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