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Born in Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
Died in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameGeorge Cashel Stoney

Mini Bio (1)

George C. Stoney was born on July 1, 1916 in Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA as George Cashel Stoney. He was a producer and director, known for All My Babies: A Midwife's Own Story (1953), Booked for Safekeeping (1960) and How the Myth Was Made: A Study of Robert Flaherty's Man of Aran (1978). He was married to Mary Newcome Bruce. He died on July 12, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

Spouse (1)

Mary Newcome Bruce (1945 - 1960) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (10)

His survivors include a son, James; a daughter, Louise; a sister, Elizabeth Segal; one granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.
He worked as a field research assistant in the South for civil rights groups in the 1940s, was a photo intelligence officer during World War II and afterward worked as a newspaper reporter. He made films for state government agencies before beginning his own film company.
He studied at Balliol College, Oxford, and received certification in film education at the University of London.
Mr. Stoney helped create the National Federation of Local Cable Programmers.
He taught filmmaking at New York University from 1970 until 2012.
He is survived by a son, James Stoney; a daughter, Louise Stoney; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.
He worked as a field research assistant in the South for civil rights groups in the 1940s. He was a photo intelligence officer during World War II. After the war, he worked as a newspaper reporter. He made films for the state government agencies before starting his own film company.
He earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Carolina in English and History. He studied at Balliol College, Oxford University in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. He earned his certification in film education at the University of London in London, England.
He joined the New York University Film School in 1971 and helped find Alternate Media Center.
Pioneer film maker and champion of public access television. Teacher of film at the University of Southern California, City College, Columbia University, Stanford University and New York University. Founding board member of the Alliance for Community Media.

Personal Quotes (3)

We look on cable as a way of encouraging public action, not just access. It's how people can get information to their neighbors, and their neighbors can get out on the streets to organize.
Make anybody famous. To celebrate the ordinary things people do to help one another.
Prime purpose in life now. Well my prime concern now is my family and my friends. Politics is important. But my primary interest is in the people who are around me. I'm always a bit suspect when people lose their roots in their family and in their community.

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