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Lawrence J. Cohen
Lawrence J. Cohen
Position Writer
Biographical Information
Full Name Lawrence Joseph Cohen
Birthdate October 21, 1934
Birthplace Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Death Date December 19, 2017 (age 83)
Death Place California, United States

Lawrence J. Cohen was a writer on Bewitched. He wrote five episodes for the series with his partner, Fred Freeman (1964-1966, 1969).


Lawrence Joseph Cohen (Larry) was an American writer and producer. He moved to Los Angeles at age ten from Indianapolis, Indiana with his parents and brother. He went to Los Angeles High School. He attended UCLA and graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in English from Berkeley.

Cohen became a successful screen and television writer with his partner, Fred Freeman. He found success first writing episodes of "Gilligan's Island", "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "The Andy Griffith Show" and many other gems from the Golden Age of Television. Cohen and Freeman wrote the 1970 cult classic feature film "Start the Revolution Without Me", followed by "The Big Bus" and "Delirious".

Cohen continued writing, spreading his humor in published short stories. He never turned away from an aspiring writer seeking his advice. He was an art lover and art collector, with a keen eye for talent.

Cohen died peacefully at home. He was survived by his loving wife, Evelyn, his spouse of 61 years, and his sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren.



Lawrence J. Cohen, obituary on Published in the Los Angeles Times on December 21, 2017. Retrieved on January 7, 2020.