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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 27 July 1919Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Date of Death 31 December 2001Santa Monica, California, USA  (heart failure)

Mini Bio (1)

David Swift was born on July 27, 1919 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He was a writer and director, known for The Parent Trap (1998), The Parent Trap (1961) and Pollyanna (1960). He was married to Micheline Swift and Maggie McNamara. He died on December 31, 2001 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Micheline Swift (1957 - 31 December 2001) (his death) (2 children)
Maggie McNamara (? - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (7)

Ex-husband of Maggie McNamara.
Original drummer for the Firehouse Five Plus Two Dixieland jazz band with Ward Kimball on trombone and Frank Thomas on piano.
Served in the U.S. 8th Air Force during World War II.
Best known as the creator of the TV series "Mr. Peepers" starring Wally Cox and for writing and directing the two films that made Hayley Mills a teenage star: Pollyanna (1960) and The Parent Trap (1961).
Wrote comedy for radio.
Began his career ushering at the Warner Brothers movie theater on Hollywood Boulevard and later joined the Disney organisation as an office boy, earning $15 a week. By 1938, he had worked his way up the ladder to assistant animator under Ward Kimball which entailed a $5 per week pay rise. He rejoined Disney after wartime service as writer/director.

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