Monday, August 5, 2019

RIP Como Genovese

Cosmo Genovese, Script Supervisor on 'Star Trek' Series, Dies at 95

The Hollywood Reporter
By Mike Barnes

He also worked on 'Friendly Persuasion' with Gary Cooper, 'Perry Mason' and 'The A-Team.'

Cosmo Genovese, a veteran script supervisor whose credits include Perry Mason, The A-Team and two Star Trek series, died Tuesday in Burbank, his family said. He was 95.

His first job in Hollywood was on William Wyler's Oscar best-picture nominee Friendly Persuasion (1956), starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire and Anthony Perkins.

Genovese served as a script supervisor on Star Trek: The Next Generation from 1987-94 and Star Trek: Voyager from 1995-2000 for a total of 275 episodes.

Star Trek: TNG and Voyager writers made subtle tributes to him on their series, putting his name on dedication plaques and directories, calling a flower shop "Genovese's Flowers" and a coffee shop "Cosimo" and dubbing an energetic carbon-based biological reactant "bio-genovesium."

Born in Chicago on Aug. 13, 1923, Genovese graduated from Northwestern with a degree in speech and served in the U.S. Armed Forces from 1943-46. After World War II, he directed television and radio shows at WGN before heading to California in the mid-1950s.

He worked on CBS' Perry Mason from 1957-64 and NBC's The A-Team from 1983-87 as well as on Broken Arrow, The New Mike Hammer, The Brady Bunch, Barnaby Jones, The Incredible Hulk and Tales From the Crypt.

Genovese was a member of IATSE Local 871 for more than 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy; son Ross and his wife, Cathy; and grandchildren Zenin and Jason. A memorial service is set for Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary at 11 a.m. Aug. 10.

Born: 8/13/1923, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died: 7/30/2019, Burbank, California, U.S.A.

Cosmo Genovese’s western - script supervisor:
Friendly Persusion – 1956
Broken Arrow (TV) 1956-1957
Mara of the Wilderness – 1965
Red Tomahawk - 1967

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