Successful businessman, and prolific Broadway producer Martin Massman, 67, passed away at his Los Angeles home on December 6 2014, after a short battle with cancer.
A man of many accomplishments, in 1975 Martin and his brother Bruce founded M & B Mini Blinds, which the brothers sold in 1990. Martin went on to start a new concept for movie theaters and founded Studio Movie Grill.
As Martin's successes grew, he gave back with both his time and support to his chosen causes. Steadfastly dedicated to the arts, the native Angeleno was an alumnus of the University of Southern California where he was a member of the USC Scholarship Club, an Endowment Donor to the USC football program, and a longtime member of USC's School of Dramatic Arts Board of Councilors.
As a Broadway producer Martin's credits include "Of Mice and Men" starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, "The Glass Menagerie" starring Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto, "Buyer and Cellar" with Michael Urie, Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" and "Porgy and Bess."
Martin is survived by his partner, Mike Hiles; brothers, Stephen (Donna) and Bruce (Sandra) Massman; nephews, Mike, Brent, Matt and Travis Massman; and his close friend, Ron Nakagawa. Martin was preceded in death by his father, Jack, in 1991 and his mother, Ann E., also in 2014.more » « less