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A. Martin Zweiback

  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Date of passing: 
April 23, 2016

A. Martin Zweiback was a writer best known for penning the screenplay for the 1984 film Grace Quigley, which starred Katharine Hepburn in her final leading role. The black comedy co-starred Nick Nolte as a top hit-man.

The screenwriter also released a rare “writer’s cut” of the film, which he had served on as an executive producer. The original movie was panned at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, but Zweiback re-edited it into a version that was fondly received by critics.

Additionally, he wrote Me, Natalie, which starred Patty Duke as a young woman who ventures out on her own in New York City. The 1969 film also featured Al Pacino in his first big-screen role. Zweiback received a Writers Guild of America nomination for the movie.

He also wrote and directed the drama Cactus in the Snow, starring Richard Thomas, and he provided the story for Gorp, a comedy about waiters at a summer camp starring Michael Lembeck and Dennis Quaid.

A. Martin Zweiback was a writer best known for penning the screenplay for the 1984 film Grace Quigley, which starred Katharine Hepburn in her final leading role. The black comedy co-starred Nick Nolte as a top hit-man.

The screenwriter also released a rare “writer’s cut” of the film, which he had served on as an executive producer. The original movie was panned at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, but Zweiback re-edited it into a version that was fondly received by critics.

Additionally, he wrote Me, Natalie, which starred Patty Duke as a young woman who ventures out on her own in New York City. The 1969 film also featured Al Pacino in his first big-screen role. Zweiback received a Writers Guild of America nomination for the movie.

He also wrote and directed the drama Cactus in the Snow, starring Richard Thomas, and he provided the story for Gorp, a comedy about waiters at a summer camp starring Michael Lembeck and Dennis Quaid.

Zweiback earned his master’s degree from UCLA and got his start in television with a 1963 episode of the western series The Rifleman. He went on to work on the series Combat!, Run for Your Life, Medical Center, Kung Fu, James at 16 and The Paper Chase.

Zweiback died April 23, 2016, in Santa Monica, California. He was 85.

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