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||June 3, 1950
||Cause of Death:
||Los Angeles, California, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
Baby-sat for the children of family friend Francis Ford Coppola
Acquired a job as a TIME magazine stringer through a friend of her father's who was a bureau chief
Took a leave from UC, Berkeley to work as Coppola's assistant on "The Godfather, Part II" (date approximate)
Credited as "executive assistant" on Coppola's "Apocalypse Now"
Co-scripted (with Stephen Zito) the screenplay for "The Escape Artist", a poorly received Coppola production
Co-wrote "Kick the Can," the Steven Spielberg-directed segment of "Twilight Zone: The Movie," under the name Josh Rogan
Benefited from the Writers Guild of America's winning of an arbitration which entitled her to a 5 percent share of all revenue received by Universal--or its parent company, MCA--from the merchandising of the E.T. character; also entitled to 4 percent of the gross from merchandise in which E.T. is joined by other characters from the film
Made TV writing debut with "Son of the Morning Star", an ABC miniseries biopic about General George Custer
Returned to screenwriting after 13 years, scripted "The Indian in the Cupboard"