Christopher Knopf, 'Emperor of the North' Screenwriter, Dies at 91

Christopher Knopf, 'Emperor of the North' Screenwriter, Dies at 91
Christopher Knopf, the prolific screenwriter behind Emperor of the North, 20 Million Miles to Earth and a host of TV Westerns in the 1950s and '60s, has died. He was 91.

Knopf died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at his home in Santa Monica, a family member told The Hollywood Reporter.

Knopf wrote for the CBS Western Zane Grey Theater, starring Dick Powell, and its spinoff, Trackdown, starring Robert Culp; penned the pilot episode for ABC's The Big Valley; and created CBS' Cimarron Strip, starring Stuart Whitman.

His much-admired television work also included 1977's Scott Joplin: King of Ragtime (for which he won a Writers ...
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