Quinn Martin Biography (1922-1987)
Born Martin Cohen, Jr., May 22, 1922, in New York, NY; died of a heart attack, September 5, 1987, in Rancho Santa Fe, CA; son of Martin Cohen, Sr. (a filmeditor and producer); married wife, Marianne, March 28, 1961; children: Jill, Cliff, Michael.
CTFT notes that Quinn Martin, as head of QM Productions, was responsible formore than two thousand hours of television programming among the sixteen series and twenty movies he produced. After selling his television production company to Taft Broadcasting in 1979, Martin endowed a chair of drama at the University of California, San Diego.
- Birth Details
- May 22, 1922
- New York, New York, United States
- Death Details
- September 5, 1987
- Rancho Santa Fe, California, United States
- Credits; PRINICPAL TELEVISION WORK; ALL AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER UNLESS INDICATED SERIES
- Producer and principal writer, Jane Wyman Show, NBC, 1957.
- producer, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, CBS, 1958-59.
- The Untouchables, ABC, 1959-63.
- The Fugitive, ABC, 1963-67.
- Twelve O'Clock High, ABC, 1964-67.
- The F.B.I., ABC, 1965-74.
- The Invaders, ABC, 1967-68.
- Cannon, CBS, 1971-76.
- The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1972-77.
- Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1973-80.
- Manhunter, CBS, 1974-75.
- Bert D'Angelo, Superstar, ABC, 1976.
- Most Wanted, ABC, 1976-77.
- Tales of the Unexpected, NBC, 1977.
- Credits; PILOTS
- Incident in San Francisco, ABC, 1971.
- Cannon, CBS, 1971.
- Travis Logan, D.A., CBS, 1971.
- Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1972.
- Manhunter, CBS, 1974.
- Crossfire, NBC, 1975.
- Most Wanted, ABC, 1976.
- Law of the Land (also known as The Deputies), NBC, 1976.
- The Hunted Lady, NBC, 1977.
- Code Name: Diamond Head, NBC, 1977.
- The City, NBC, 1977.
- Credits; MOVIES
- House on Green Apple Road, ABC, 1970.
- The Face of Fear, CBS, 1971.
- Murder or Mercy, ABC, 1974.
- The F.B.I. Story: The F.B.I. Versus Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy Number One, CBS, 1974.
- Panic on the 5:22, ABC, 1974.
- The Abduction of Saint Anne (also known as They've Kidnapped Anne Benedict), ABC, 1975.
- Attack on Terror: The F.B.I. Versus the Ku Klux Klan, CBS, 1975.
- A Home of Our Own, CBS, 1975.
- Brink's: The Great Robbery, CBS, 1976.
- Standing Tall, NBC, 1978.
- Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
- Producer, The Mephisto Waltz, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- New York Times, September 7, 1987.
- Variety, September 9, 1987.