Schaefer, George, 1920-1997

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George Schaefer (1920-1997) earned his B.A. from Lafayette College before attending Yale Drama School for one year. He enlisted in the army during World War II, where he directed over fifty plays for the Central Pacific Base Command. Following the war, he headed to New York to continue his work in the theatre. In 1953 he began his collaboration with Hallmark Hall of Fame television productions, directing a live televised stage performance of Hamlet. Schaefer eventually produced and/or directed 57 Hallmark productions, while he continued his work in theatre, feature films, and other television movies. His career spanned over 60 years, during which time he received many accolades. In 1985, he became the chair of the UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television. Two years later, he became Associate Dean. Schaefer died following a long illness in 1991.

From the description of Papers, 1951-1991. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 58994995

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George Schaefer (1920-1997) earned his B.A. from Lafayette College before attending Yale Drama School for one year. He enlisted in the army during World War II, where he directed over fifty plays for the Central Pacific Base Command. Following the war, he headed to New York to continue his work in the theatre. In 1953 he began his collaboration with Hallmark Hall of Fame television productions, directing a live televised stage performance of Hamlet. Schaefer eventually produced and/or directed 57 Hallmark productions, while he continued his work in theatre, feature films, and other television movies. His career spanned over 60 years, during which time he received many accolades. In 1985, he became the chair of the UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television. Two years later, he became Associate Dean. Schaefer died following a long illness in 1991.

From the guide to the George Schaefer papers, 1951-1991, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf George Schaefer papers, 1951-1991 University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
creatorOf Landon, Michael, 1936-1991. Stone, 1973 July 24 / written by Michael Landon ; executive producer George Schaefer. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Arthur, Thomas Hahn, 1937-. Oral history interviews of the Biography: Melvyn Douglas Oral History Project, 1972-1980. Indiana University
creatorOf Niss, Stanley. Pendulum, 1968 Mar. 11 / produced by Stanley Niss ; directed by George Schaefer ; written by Stanley Niss. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Fowles, John, 1926-2005. Papers, 1926-1992 (bulk 1953-1991). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Maurice Evans papers, 1934-1970 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn E. Y. Harburg papers, 1936-1981 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Arthur, Thomas Hahn, 1937-. Oral history interviews of the History: Modern Theatre Oral History Project, 1978-1980. Indiana University
creatorOf Schaefer, George, 1920-1997. Papers, 1951-1991. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Welles, Orson, 1915-1985. Papers, 1930-1959. Indiana University
referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars. Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records. 1927-1949. New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn John Fowles Papers TXRC93-A76., ca. 1926-1992 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
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associatedWith Compass Productions. corporateBody
associatedWith Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars corporateBody
associatedWith Evans, Maurice, 1901-1989 person
associatedWith Ffolkes, David person
associatedWith Fowles, John, 1926-2005 person
associatedWith Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1896-1981 person
associatedWith Landon, Michael, 1936-1991. person
associatedWith Niss, Stanley. person
associatedWith Welles, Orson, 1915-1985. person
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Television producers and directors--Archival resources
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Television producers and directors--United States--Archival resources
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Birth 1920-12-16

Death 1997-09-10

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