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George Seaton (I) (1911–1979)

Working his way up from general factotum and gag writer to becoming a highly versatile writer/director, George Seaton was involved in many aspects of the entertainment industry along the way. He was born George Stenius of Swedish parentage (his family hailed from Stockholm) in South Bend, Indiana, and grew up in Detroit. Determined to become an ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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 1994 Miracle on 34th Street (1947 screenplay) / (screenplay)
 1973 Miracle on 34th Street (TV Movie) (based on the screenplay by)
 1970 Airport (written for the screen by)
 1965 36 Hours (screenplay)
 1962 The Counterfeit Traitor (written for the screen by)
 1959 Miracle on 34th Street (TV Movie) (screenplay)
  The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode, 1956) (based on a screenplay by - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Hefferan Family (1956) ... (original screenplay)
- The Miracle on 34th Street (1955) ... (based on a screenplay by)
 1956 The Proud and Profane (written for the screen by)
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode)
- Little Boy Lost (1956) ... (original screenplay)
 1954 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- De Ilusão Também Se Vive (1954) ... (screenplay)
 1954 The Country Girl (written for the screen by)
 1953 Little Boy Lost (writer)
 1950 The Big Lift (written by)
 1949 Chicken Every Sunday (writer)
 1948 Apartment for Peggy (written for the screen by)
 1947 Miracle on 34th Street (written for the screen by)
 1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (written for the screen by)
 1946 The Cockeyed Miracle (play "But Not Goodbye")
 1945 Junior Miss
 1944 The Eve of St. Mark (screenplay)
 1943 The Song of Bernadette (screenplay)
 1943 Coney Island (writer)
 1943 The Meanest Man in the World (screenplay)
 1942 The Magnificent Dope (screen play)
 1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point (additional dialogue)
 1941 Bedtime Story (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1941 Moon Over Miami (adaptation)
 1941 That Night in Rio (screenplay)
 1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife (screenplay)
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1937 A Day at the Races (original story) / (screen play)
 1935 A Night at the Opera (draft - uncredited)
 1935 The Winning Ticket (story)
 1934 Student Tour (from the original story by)
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Radio: He was the original voice of Tbe Lone Ranger (using his real name of George Stenius). He left the role after 2-1/2 months to pursue a career as a writer in New York. See more »

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6' (1.83 m)
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Directed 6 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Edmund Gwenn, Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, Gig Young, Helen Hayes, and Maureen Stapleton. Gwenn, Kelly, and Hayes won Oscars for their performances in one of Seaton's movies. See more »

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