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Richard Levinson (1934-1987) and William Link (1933-) were a prolific writing team best known for ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' and ''Series/MurderSheWrote''. They formed their working partnership while still in high school, and spent their early career writing episodes for well-known shows like ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'', ''Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse'', ''Dr. Kildare'' and ''Series/TheFugitive''. They created or co-created a number of other television series, including ''Mannix'', ''Series/ElleryQueen'' (based on the Creator/ElleryQueen stories), ''Stone'' (in collaboration with Creator/StephenJCannell) and ''Blacke's Magic'' (about a [[MagicianDetective crime-solving magician]]).

In addition, they wrote scripts for two theatrical films and numerous made-for-television movies. Some dealt with crime, but others dealt with social issues and historical events, such as ''The Execution of Private Slovik'' (about the only U.S. soldier executed for desertion in WorldWarII), and ''Crisis at Central High'' (set in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1958). They won many awards, including two Emmys, two Golden Globe Awards, two Edgar Allan Poe Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, the Writers Guild of America Award, and the Peabody Award.


The Museum of Broadcast Communications website has individual pages for [[http://www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?entrycode=levinsonric Levinson]] and [[http://www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?entrycode=linkwilliam Link]].
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