Charles Kipps
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Writer/producer Charles Kipps has won an Emmy, a Peabody, and an Edgar Award.

Kipps’ television credits include Exiled: A Law & Order Movie, Little Bill, Fatherhood, The Cosby Mysteries, Columbo, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Among his film credits is Fat Albert: The Movie, co-written with Bill Cosby.

Kipps is the author of five books: two non-fiction – Out of Focus and Cop Without A Badge – and three mystery novels - Hell’s Kitchen Homicide, Crystal Death, and Times Square Trouble. Crystal Death was chosen by publishing trade magazine Kirkus as one of the best mysteries of the year.

Kipps wrote and produced music for Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, former Temptations lead singer David Ruffin, Melba Moore, and Van McCoy among others. He and McCoy were partners in McCoy-Kipps Productions, one of the most successful music production companies of the 1970s. McCoy is best known for his mega hit The Hustle, which launched the disco era.