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Finding Aid for the Mark Rodgers papers, 1961-ca. 1990 (Collection PASC.225)
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Mark Rodgers was a deputy sheriff turned television producer and writer. The collection consists of material related to Rodgers' television career, and includes files related to both produced and unproduced projects in which Rodgers was involved in some capacity. Additionally there is a small collection of files related to his working relationship with MGM and a small number of novel manuscripts.
Mark Rodgers was born in Kansas City, Kansas on March 16, 1928. He attended Los Angeles City College in the Drama Department for two years and then Los Angeles State for four years. He may have been writing part time as early as 1947. He started work as deputy sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in 1957. The same year he established himself as a television writer with a story he wrote for the anthology television series, Alcoa Theatre. He continued his career with the Sheriff's Department until 1963 when he left to pursue writing full time. He used this experience as a sheriff to inform his work writing television police dramas from the 1960s until the early 1990s.
30.0 linear ft. (60 boxes)
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