Thomas Caulfield

Scribe

Thomas Caulfield, Hollywood scribe partial to documentaries, died April 11 at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City, Calif., from heart failure due to complications from a heart attack. He was 69.

Caulfield started his career as a staff writer for Universal on such TV skeins as “Thriller” and “The Tales of Wells Fargo.” He then went on to co-write and produce such notable radio documentaries as “The Flying Tigers,” for which he received a Cine Award with longtime writing partner Ferde Grofe Jr.

Caulfield was proud of his meticulous research in creating historical and biographical docs, many of which are shown on A&E and the History Channel. He was a longtime collaborator of John Sutherland and Bill Birch with whom he wrote, directed and produced industrial films.

In recent years, he devoted his talent to help son Michael pioneer online entertainment news service WireImage, where he worked as senior executive copy editor. He was also a long-standing member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

UCLA grad is survived by his three children: Jim, business entrepreneur; Michael, photographer and founding partner at WireImage; and Katherine, entertainment event producer.

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