Richard Fielder

Richard Fielder

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: April 13, 1925
Date of Passing: July 22, 2020
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Richard Fielder was an American television writer and producer.

A code breaker with the U.S. Army during World War II and a graduate from Temple University, Fielder launched a children's theater for which he wrote, produced, and directed plays, before working in television.

He landed his first writing gig in 1958 on the series Ivanhoe, and would go on to pen multiple episodes of programs such as The Tall Man, Rawhide, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Dr. Kildare, Cimarron Strip, The Virginian, The Waltons, Gunsmoke, Born Free, Marcus Welby, M.D., David Cassidy: Man Undercover, and George Washington.

Richard Fielder was an American television writer and producer.

A code breaker with the U.S. Army during World War II and a graduate from Temple University, Fielder launched a children's theater for which he wrote, produced, and directed plays, before working in television.

He landed his first writing gig in 1958 on the series Ivanhoe, and would go on to pen multiple episodes of programs such as The Tall Man, Rawhide, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Dr. Kildare, Cimarron Strip, The Virginian, The Waltons, Gunsmoke, Born Free, Marcus Welby, M.D., David Cassidy: Man Undercover, and George Washington.

Fielder's lone feature film screenwriting credit was for Adam's Woman (1970), a drama starring Beau Bridges.

In 1984, he shared a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Limited Series for producing the mini-series George Washington.

Fielder died July 22, 2020, in Dallas, Texas. He was 95.

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination

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