Elinor Karpf-Hager, Writer for TV, Dies at 73

Screenwriter Elinor Karpf-Hager, who with husband-writing partner Stephen Karpf penned episodes of “The Name of the Game” and Kung Fu,” as well as the theatrical film “Adam at 6 A.M.,” died Oct. 21 in Moorpark, Calif. She was 73.

During a career that spanned the late 1960s to the early 1990s, Karpf-Hager also co-penned the TV movies “Marriage: Year One,” “Rolling Man,” “Gargoyles,” “Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell” and “Letters From Frank” and the 1976 miniseries “Captains and the Kings.” The Karpfs also created the daytime drama “Capitol,” which ran on CBS during the 1980s.

Karpf-Hager earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in radio/TV/film from Northwestern U.

She is survived by husband Robert Hager Jr.; two sons and a daughter; and eight grandchildren.

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