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Steven Bochco Dead At 74

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Apr. 2 2018, Published 12:17 p.m. ET

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Famous television producer Steven Bochco has died aged 74.

His television shows included Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and NYPD Blue.

No details have been provided on his death, but he had been suffering from leukemia and had received a stem cell transplant from an anonymous 23-year-old man in late 2014.

Bochco was known to be one of the most creative forces in Hollywood and helped many stars get established through his work.

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During his career he won 10 Primetime Emmy Awards for his popular shows.

Bochco was born in New York City on Dec. 16, 1943. His father, Rudolph, was a violinist, his mother, Mimi, a painter and jewelry designer.

He attended the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan to pursue singing, attended NYU for a year and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he left with a theater degree in 1966.


Bochco's survivors include sister Joanna Frank, who played Sheila Brackman, the wife of Douglas Brackman Jr. (her real-life husband Alan Rachins), on L.A. Law; his wife of 17 years, Dayna; and children Jesse, Jeffrey and Melissa.

His first wife was actress Barbara Bosson.

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