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William Read Woodfield (1928–2001)

While Mr. Woodfield made a lucrative but relatively unknown career in screenwriting, he became most famous as a photographer. He took many portraits of film stars, such as Elizabeth Taylor and Jayne Mansfield, for such magazines as "Life", "Esquire" and "Playboy". His most noted work was a series of nude photos of Marilyn Monroe, taken on the set ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1993 The Return of Ironside (TV Movie) (written by)
 1993 A Twist of the Knife (TV Movie) (written by)
 1989-1991 Columbo (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star (1991) ... (written by)
- Columbo Cries Wolf (1990) ... (written by)
- Columbo Goes to the Guillotine (1989) ... (written by)
 1984 The Fall Guy (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Dead Bounty (1984) ... (story)
 1983-1984 Masquerade (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Winnings (1984) ... (writer)
- Oil (1984) ... (writer)
- Diamonds (1983) ... (writer)
 1975 Barbary Coast (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Sauce for the Goose (1975) ... (story)
 1975 Satan's Triangle (TV Movie) (written by)
 1973-1974 Shaft (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Murder Machine (1974) ... (writer)
- The Kidnapping (1973) ... (writer)
- The Enforcers (1973) ... (writer)
 1971 Earth II (TV Movie)
 1970 San Francisco International Airport (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- We Once Came Home to Parades (1970) ... (written by)
- San Francisco International (1970) ... (written by)
 1966-1968 Mission: Impossible (TV Series) (written by - 24 episodes)
- The Execution (1968) ... (written by)
- The Contender: Part 2 (1968) ... (written by)
- The Contender: Part 1 (1968) ... (written by)
- Recovery (1968) ... (written by)
- The Killing (1968) ... (written by)
 1966 The Time Tunnel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Revenge of the Gods (1966) ... (writer)
 1965-1966 Lost in Space (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Wild Adventure (1966) ... (writer)
- Attack of the Monster Plants (1965) ... (writer)
 1965-1966 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series) (written by - 14 episodes)
- The Menfish (1966) ... (written by)
- Deadly Creature Below! (1966) ... (written by)
- Killers of the Deep (1966) ... (written by)
- The Monster from Outer Space (1965) ... (written by)
- The Peacemaker (1965) ... (written by)
 1965 Convoy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Assassin (1965) ... (writer)
 1962 Death Valley Days (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Unshakable Man (1962) ... (written by)
 1961-1962 Everglades (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Friday's Children (1962) ... (writer)
- The Experts (1961) ... (writer)
 1958-1959 Sea Hunt (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Alcatraz Story (1959) ... (written by)
- Dead Man's Cove (1958) ... (written by)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (5 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)

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Photographed Marilyn Monroe, shooting the scene by the pool, on the set of Something's Got to Give (1962).

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1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | See more »
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Trivia:

Woodfield formed a writing partnership with Allan Balter during production of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964). They wrote an early episode of Mission: Impossible (1966) and quickly got more work and became script consultants. By the third season of the show, they were elevated to producers. However, they clashed with executive producer Bruce Geller and left the show at its peak of ... See more »

Nickname:

Billy

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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