The Bruce Feldman Collection consists of multiple drafts of Feldman's teleplays written for two TV movies: Maybe I’ll Come
Home in the Spring and The Defection of Simas Kudirka. The bulk of the collection consists of research, interview transcripts,
and working documents regarding the Kudirka project.
Bruce Feldman was a writer and book publisher. He was born in Davenport, Iowa on July 10, 1941 and grew up in South Bend,
Indiana. He attended Indiana University before transferring to University of Southern California, where he graduated from
its film school and began working as a screenwriter. His first produced television movie was Maybe I’ll Come Home in the Spring
(1971) starring Sally Field as a runaway girl who comes home. He also wrote the lyrics to the title song that was recorded
by Linda Ronstadt. He also wrote the teleplay The Defection of Simas Kudirka (1978) starring Alan Arkin. He won a Christopher
Award and was nominated for an Emmy for the script that tells the true story of a Lithuanian sailor who attempted to defect
to the U.S. by jumping aboard an American Coast Guard cutter.
Bruce married Cathy Fischgrund in 1967 and they moved to Santa Barbara from LA in 1975. In 1991 they co-founded Blue Point
Books, dedicated to publishing books that make a difference. In 2006 Bruce edited “Harry Says: Boss Talk Without the Warm
Fuzzies” based on the stories of a successful boss he knew in LA. Feldman died on February 5, 2014 in Santa Barbara.
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