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Barbara Avedon

Born: Jun 29, 1930

Death: Aug 31, 1994

Birthplace: New York

Profession: Screenwriter

Nationality: United States

Barbara Avedon

Date of Birth : Jun 29, 1930
Date of Death : Aug 31, 1994
Birth Place : New York

Barbara Avedon is a television writer, political activist, and feminist. She was one of the writers for the television series Bewitched, and helped a group of Jefferson High School students write the episode "Sisters at Heart". She also wrote for Executive Suite and Fish, a 1977-78 spin-off from Barney Miller. With Barbara Corday, Avedon created Cagney & Lacey, the world's first dramatic television series to place women in both of its starring roles. They came up with the idea for this television series after having read Molly Haskell's book From Reverence to Rape which stated that there had never been a female buddy film. Avedon and Corday initially intended Cagney & Lacey to be a film. While they were writing the series together, Avedon was more experienced and proficient in screenwriting than Corday, and Avedon mentored Corday in this area throughout the series. They were best friends for nearly a decade.


  • Screenwriter

Also known as

  • Barbara Hammer Avedon
  • Barbara Hammer


  • Joshua Avedon
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