Waggner, George, 1894-1984

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Dates:
Birth 1894-09-07
Death 1984-12-11
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

George Waggner attended pharmacy college in Philadelphia and served in World War I before moving to Hollywood in 1920 to become an actor. He worked in a variety of jobs as an actor, songwriter and screenwriter before becoming a director of westerns in the late 1930s with "The Black Bandit" (1938). He worked for Universal and made his mark in horror films like "Man Made Monster" (1941), "Horror Island" (1941), and "Wolf Man" (1941). In the late 40s and early 50s he was a producer of two John Wayne films, "The Fighting Kentuckian" (1949) and "Operation Pacific" (1951). He later directed several television series episodes including "Batman" (1966-67), "The Green Hornet" (1967), "77 Sunset Strip" (1959-1963), and "Cheyenne" (1959-1962). Throughout his career he wrote screenplays and composed songs for movies and television.

From the guide to the George Waggner papers, 1915-1981, (University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.)

George Waggner attended pharmacy college in Philadelphia and served in World War I before moving to Hollywood in 1920 to become an actor. He worked in a variety of jobs as an actor, songwriter and screenwriter before becoming a director of westerns in the late 1930s with "The Black Bandit" (1938). He worked for Universal and made his mark in horror films like "Man Made Monster" (1941), "Horror Island" (1941) and "Wolf Man" (1941). In the late 40s and early 50s he was a producer of two John Wayne films, "The Fighting Kentuckian" (1949) and "Operation Pacific" (1951). He later directed several television series episodes including "Batman" (1966-67), "The Green Hornet" (1967), "77 Sunset Strip" (1959-1963), and "Cheyenne" (1959-1962). Throughout his career he wrote for movies and television.

From the description of George Waggner papers, 1915-1981. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 61173998

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Subjects:

  • Motion picture authorship--United States
  • Western films--United States
  • War films--United States
  • Western films
  • Action and adventure films--United States
  • Horror films--United States
  • Horror films
  • Adventure films
  • Motion picture authorship
  • War films

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  • United States (as recorded)