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Don McGuire (I) (1919–1999)

American screenwriter and director Don McGuire was a former Warner Brothers contract player and Hollywood press agent during the 1940s. He had a background in journalism, having begun his professional life as a reporter for the Hearst press. After four years of military service, he acted on screen in small roles as interns, barmen or drivers. After... See full bio »

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 1982 Tootsie (story)
 1979 From Here to Eternity (TV Mini-Series) (writer)
 1965 Mona McCluskey (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1965) ... (written by)
 1965 McGhee (TV Movie)
 1962-1963 Don't Call Me Charlie (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Lorenzo Johnson, D.V.M., Retired (1963) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Play It, Sam (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 Charley Angelo (TV Movie)
  Hennesey (TV Series) (90 episodes, 1959 - 1962) (written by - 3 episodes, 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1961)
- I Thee Wed (1962) ... (creator)
- Martha (1962) ... (creator)
- Hennesey Meets Soupy Sales (1962) ... (creator)
- Calling Doctor Good-Deed (1962) ... (creator)
- The Best Man (1962) ... (creator)
 1957 Hear Me Good
 1956 Johnny Concho (screenplay)
 1955 Allen in Movieland (TV Movie)
 1955 Bad Day at Black Rock (adaptation)
 1954 3 Ring Circus (story and screenplay)
 1953 Walking My Baby Back Home (writer)
 1952 Back at the Front (screenplay) / (story)
 1951 Meet Danny Wilson (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 Double Deal (story)
 1950 Dial 1119 (story)
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Unsold pilot: Wrote and produced a pilot called "A Man Named McGee" which starred Jeremy Slate as a man who inherits a tropical island. See more »

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Actress Gloria Jean remembers walking up to him and saying "McGuire, that's a fine Irish name." He said "I'm not Irish, I'm Jewish. Mordecai Rose is my name.".

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