Robert J. Shaw

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Robert J. Shaw
Born (1917-11-11)November 11, 1917
Pewaukee, Wisconsin, US
Died March 30, 1996(1996-03-30) (aged 78)
Los Angeles
Occupation Writer, teacher

Robert J. Shaw (born in Pewaukee, Wisconsin) was an American television writer with 39 credits and teacher of screenwriting at UCLA.


Shaw attended the University of Wisconsin. In 1940 he sold Front Page Farrell to NBC. He subsequently went on to work on Mr. District Attorney, The Million Dollar Face, Search for Tomorrow, Hawaiian Eye, Medical Center, The F.B.I., and Portia Faces Life. With Robert Montgomery Presents, Shaw launched his television writing career. He worked on Hawaiian Eye, Peyton Place, Dallas ("The Gathering Storm"), 77 Sunset Strip, CBS Daytime 90 (1974: starring Constance Towers, Brett Halsey and Tom Happer) and General Hospital (ex-head writer). Shaw died on March 30, 1996 in Los Angeles[1][2]


During his career, Shaw earned seven Emmy Awards nominations.


  1. ^ Smith, Dinitia (April 22, 1996). "Robert J. Shaw, 79, TV Writer Known for 'Who Shot J. R.?'". 22 April 1996. The New York Times. Retrieved March 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Robert J. Shaw; Radio and Television Scriptwriter". 20 April 1996. Los Angeles Times. April 20, 1996. Retrieved March 1, 2011. 

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