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Rita Lakin

Rita Lakin

Rita Lakin spent twenty-five years in television as a writer on numerous series, movies, miniseries, created a number of dramatic series, finally becoming producer/show runner on her own shows. She is the writer comedy mystery novels featuring Gladdy Gold and her zany geriatric partners in crime-solving.

Her many other awards include Writers Guild of America, MWA Edgar, and the Avery Hopwood award from the University of Michigan. Visit

Blog Posts

Rita Lankin's Book, The Only Woman in the Room

The Only (Jewish) Woman in the Room

by Rita Lakin

I was Jewish and a woman and had no idea that neither was welcomed or acknowledged in the world of television writing in the 1960s. Not that such topics were on my mind when I was forced by sad happenstance to become widowed at the age of 31 and left to support my three young children. I had to get a job.

Topics: Television

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