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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 8 November 1909New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 27 November 2000Newport Beach, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Son of vaudevillian Billy K. Wells. He studied at New York University and began as a writer for radio ('The Jack Pearl Show','Lux Radio Theater'), coming under contract to MGM in 1943 as a screenwriter. He soon acquired a reputation for his deft touch and inventiveness in light comedy and musicals. Wells won the Academy Award for Best Original Story and Screenplay for Designing Woman (1957), a sophisticated marital comedy starring Lauren Bacall and Gregory Peck. He also co-wrote Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) with Harry Tugend, an MGM musical with Gene Kelly, nominated by the Writer's Guild of America for an award as Best Written American Musical. He produced several of Esther Williams's films, including Jupiter's Darling (1955). George Wells retired in 1970 and in 1982 wrote 'Taurus', a 'novel of erotic horror'.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: I.S.Mowis

Spouse (2)

Ruth Wells (1937 - 1987) (her death) (2 children)
Mary Wells (? - 27 November 2000) (his death)

Trivia (3)

Educated at New York University.
Father 'Billy K. Wells' was a vaudeville comedy writer and performer.
Ruth and George were avid sailors and members of the Balboa Yacht Club. They daysailed most every weekend and often participate in local regattas. Their last boat was a blue-hulled Kettenberg 38, the "Prima Donna.".

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