Stephen Cannell

February 5, 1941 – September 30, 2010

Television Screen Writer & Producer

I’ve wanted to be a novelist since I was 16 years old; it was my dream in high school to be a writer and novelist. In my high school yearbook under ambition it says “author.” I always thought that being an author wasn’t writing television scripts; it was writing books, but because of my learning disability — my severe dyslexia — I never really felt that I would be able to achieve that ambition. But it was my ambition.