Martin Field

Martin Field, a member of the Writers Guild of America West since 1945, died Sept. 5 of natural causes in Glendale. He was 86.

Newark, N.J. native began as a playwright when he became a member of the Federal Theater Project during the Depression. A play of his submitted to the Theater Guild in New York caught the attention of a Columbia Pictures talent, scout resulting in a screenwriting contract. Field’s principal screen credit was a co-credit for story (along with Aubrey Wisberg) on the film noir cult classic “Murder Is My Beat” (1955).

He also served as a member of the editorial panel for the then-Screenwriters Guild publication, the Screen Writer.

Field is survived by a daughter, son and five granddaughters.

Family suggests donations in Field’s name be made to the Writers Guild Foundation, 7000 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4329.

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