Screenwriter Gustave Field Dies at 95

12:50 PM PST 08/28/2012 by THR Staff

He penned the 1968 telefilm "The Sunshine Patriot," an espionage thriller that starred Cliff Robertson.

Gustave Field, who wrote for television in the 1960s and ’70s, died Aug. 5 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease at a hospice in Santa Barbara. He was 95.

Field’s credits include episodes of The Wide Country, Combat!, Gunsmoke, Lost in Space and The Six Million Dollar Man and the 1968 NBC movie The Sunshine Patriot, which starred Cliff Robertson as an American spy who tries to get out from behind the Iron Curtain with crucial microfilm.

A native of New York City, Field was a longtime member of the Writers Guild of America. He served in the U.S. Air Corps and in August 1945 took photographs of the mushroom cloud created by the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.

Survivors include his wife Daphne and his daughters Miranda and Jennifer.

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