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in Baltimore, Maryland is a writer for television
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, most memorable for being the creator of the two dramas Dallas
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and Knots Landing
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David Jacobs was born and raised the elder of two children (with a younger sister) in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. His parents were Jewish and of modest means. His father worked as a household appliance salesman. Jacobs was educated at Baltimore City College High School, and received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Soon after graduation, he moved to New York City, where he worked as an illustrator and researcher for Grolier's Encyclopedia. However, he soon branched out as a freelance writer of nonfiction articles, the best known of which concerned the architect and inventor, Buckminster Fuller
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. He also authored a historical work, written for children, on the great artists of the Renaissance.
His marriage to Lynn Pleshette produced one child, his daughter Alben, but ended in divorce. Jacobs moved to Los Angeles to be closer to his daughter, and tried his hand at screenwriting. His script for a proposed "Houston" later was adapted for the hit series, "Dallas."
- Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again (co-executive producer)
- Four Corners
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- "Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac
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" (executive producer)
- The Knots Landing Block Party (executive producer)
- "Bodies of Evidence" (executive producer)
- "Paradise" (executive producer)
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