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American film producer and screenwriter Larry Cohen dies

YEREVAN, MARCH 25, ARMENPRESS. American film producer, director, and screenwriter Larry Cohen, who made his mark in the horror and blaxploitation genres with such innovative cult classics as It's Alive, God Told Me To, Black Caesar and Hell Up in Harlem, has passed away at the age of 77, The Hollywood Reporter said.

He died on March 23 in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones.

Cohen began his career by writing for television in the late 1950s, and he created the Chuck Connors-starring Branded for NBC and the cult sci-fi drama The Invaders, starring Roy Thinnes, for ABC.

More recently, the New York native wrote the screenplay for the Joel Schumacher thriller Phone Booth (2002), starring Colin Farrell.

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