• ‘9 1/2 Weeks' Screenwriter Patricia Louisianna Knop Dies at 78

    1 month ago - By The Wrap

    Patricia Louisianna Knop, a television and film screenwriter best known for co-writing the 1986 drama “9 1/2 Weeks,” died Aug. 7 from undisclosed causes. She was 78.
    Knop's daughter, artist Gillian Lefkowitz, announced the news last week. “RIP to my incredible mother magical thinker, treasure seeker, writer, painter, sculpture, dreamer, builder, creator of so many things, lover of life,” Lefkowtiz wrote on Instagram. “You will be missed and beyond. It's an end of an incredible era.”
    Knop's first credited screenplay was for the 1976 adaptation of “The Passover Plot,” followed by “Lady...
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  • Patricia Louisiana Knop Dies: Screenwriter For ‘9 1/2 Weeks' And ‘Wild Orchid' Was 78

    1 month ago - By Deadline

    Patricia Louisiana Knop, a film screenwriter and television producer known for 9 1/2 Weeks, Wild Orchid and the Showtime series Red Shoe Diaries, died at age 78 on Aug. 7 in Santa Monica, Calif. from what her publicist said was a lengthy illness. She was married for 46 years to producer/director Zalman King, who collaborated...
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