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Frank McDonald (I) (1899–1980)

A former railroad worker, Frank McDonald came to Hollywood after a career on the stage as an actor/producer/director. At first hired as a dialogue director, McDonald turned out some scripts and in the mid-'30s began directing. Working for almost every studio in Hollywood at one time or another, he did a lot of work for Republic, grinding out Gene ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 80) in Oxnard, California, USA

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 1994 Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone (flashback sequence)
 1965-1966 Get Smart (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Double Agent (1966)
- Satan Place (1965)
 1964-1965 Broadside (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1964-1965 Flipper (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Lifeguard (1965)
- The Misanthrope (1964)
- Mr. Marvello (1964)
 1964 McHale's Navy (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1964 Suspense (TV Series) (1 episode)
- I, Buck Larsen (1964)
 1962 The Tall Man (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- A Day to Kill (1962)
 1961-1962 National Velvet (TV Series) (30 episodes)
- The Test (1962)
- The Clown (1962)
- Ede's Bombshell (1962)
- The Rumor (1962)
- Mi's Citizenship (1962)
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Captain Scoville (1961)
- Border Renegades (1961)
 1960 Raymie
 1959-1960 Pony Express (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Bandito (1960)
- The Search (1960)
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Matchmaker (1959) ... (as Frank MacDonald)
 1958 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Long Aloha (1958)
- Time for Dying (1958)
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mosby's Rangers (1957)
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Apache Girl (1957)
- The Archeologist (1957)
- The Assassin (1957)
- Fathers and Sons (1957)
 1954-1956 Annie Oakley (TV Series) (18 episodes)
- Treasure Map (1956)
- Grubstake Bank (1956)
- Outlaw Brand (1956)
- Sugarfoot Sue (1956)
 1955-1956 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Kansas City Lady (1956)
- The Jayhawker (1956)
 1956 The Three Musketeers (TV Series)
 1951-1955 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series) (41 episodes)
- Cry Wolf (1955)
 1955 Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Elephant God (1955)
 1954 Outlaw's Son
 1954 The Whistler (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Stolen Chance (1954)
- Backfire (1954) ... (as Frank MacDonald)
 1954 Thunder Pass
 1950-1954 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series) (16 episodes)
- The Sharpshooter (1954)
- Silver Dollars (1951)
- The Peacemaker (1950)
 1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Meet McGraw (1954)
- The Gun (1954)
 1953 Man Against Crime (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Hot Fur (1953)
- Room 505 (1953)
- Free Ride (1953)
 1951-1953 The Range Rider (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Western Edition (1953)
- The Chase (1953)
- The Buckskin (1953)
- Outlaw Pistols (1953)
 1952 Yukon Gold
 1952 Sea Tiger
 1952 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
 1951 Yellow Fin
 1951 Yukon Manhunt
 1950 Snow Dog
 1949 Apache Chief
 1949 Ringside
 1948 Gun Smugglers
 1948 French Leave
 1948 Mr. Reckless
 1947 Linda Be Good
 1946/I Sioux City Sue
 1945 Scared Stiff
 1944 Take It Big
 1944 Timber Queen
 1942 Wrecking Crew
 1942 Wildcat
 1941 Flying Blind
 1941 Country Fair
 1940 Carolina Moon
 1940 Rancho Grande
 1939/I Jeepers Creepers
 1938 Freshman Year
 1938 Over the Wall
 1937 The Adventurous Blonde (as Frank MacDonald)
 1937 Fly Away Baby
 1937 Smart Blonde
 1936 Isle of Fury
 1936 The Song of a Nation (Short)
 1936/I The Big Noise
 1936 Boulder Dam
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Unsold pilot: Directed a pilot for a western series to be called "Calamity Jane".

Alternate Names:

Frank MacDonald | Bill Raynor

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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