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Beth Sullivan

Film writer from United States of America

Beth Sullivan (born August 29, 1949 in Burbank, California) is an American film and television writer and producer, best known as the creator of the long-running CBS series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Sullivan's great uncle Jack Sullivan won an Academy Award in 1937 for his work on "The Charge of the Light Brigade". The entertainment business then skipped a generation until Sullivan pursued a career in the television industry. She was formerly married to Jim Knobeloch and now lives with their children, Tess and Jack, in northern California. Sullivan most recently created, wrote and executive produced Ponderosa, a ION Television-NBC one-hour dramatic series prequel to the classic TV series Bonanza. Ponderosa completed filming its first season two-hour pilot and 18 one-hour episodes in Melbourne in March 2002. In May of that year, about to begin production on the second season, Sullivan was a passenger in an auto accident and suffered catastrophic injuries that required extensive hospital care and long-term recovery. She was able to return to the U.S. in 2007. Sullivan created and served as executive producer of Dr. Quinn (a co-production of The Sullivan Company and CBS Entertainment  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1949-08-29
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Jim Knobeloch
Children
Jack Knobeloch Tess Knobeloch

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