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Tay Garnett (1894–1977)


Following his service as a naval aviator in WW I, Tay Garnett entered films in 1920 as a screenwriter. After a stint as a gag writer for Mack Sennett and Hal Roach he joined Pathe, then the distributor for both competing comedy producers, and in 1928 began directing for that company. Garnett garnered some attention in the early 1930s with such ... See full bio »

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Known For

China Seas
China Seas Director
(1935)
Bataan
Bataan Director
(1943)
The Cross of Lorraine
(1943)
The Delta Factor
The Delta Factor Director
(1970)

Filmography

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 1961-1966 Death Valley Days (TV Series) (24 episodes)
- The Gypsy (1966)
- Traveling Trees (1965)
 1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1961-1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Brothers (1966)
- Nina's Revenge (1961)
 1965-1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Empty Town (1966)
 1965 The Loner (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963-1965 Bonanza (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Once a Doctor (1965)
- Triangle (1964)
- Love Me Not (1964)
 1963 Cattle King
 1962 The Beachcomber (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Tribal Law (1962)
 1962 The New Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Race (1962)
 1962 Rawhide (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Immigrants (1962)
 1961-1962 The Tall Man (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- A Time to Run (1962)
- Three for All (1962)
- Apache Daughter (1961)
 1961 87th Precinct (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Run, Rabbit, Run (1961)
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Three for One (1961)
 1960-1961 The Deputy (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- Brand of Honesty (1961)
- Tension Point (1961)
- Two-Way Deal (1961)
 1960-1961 Naked City (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Debt of Honor (1960)
 1961 Laramie (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959-1960 Wagon Train (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Fire in the Hole (1960)
 1959-1960 The Untouchables (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Star Witness (1960)
 1958-1959 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Strange Money (1958)
- The Last Witness (1958)
 1957-1958 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Hurricane (1957)
 1957 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Partners (1956)
- Hot Cargo (1956)
 1956 Seven Wonders of the World (Documentary)
 1952 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
 1951 The Racket (uncredited)
 1950 The Fireball
 1947 Wild Harvest
 1944 Since You Went Away (uncredited)
 1943 Bataan
 1943 The Boy from Stalingrad (uncredited)
 1940 Seven Sinners
 1938 Trade Winds
 1938 Joy of Living
 1937 Stand-In
 1937 Slave Ship
 1937 Love Is News
 1935 China Seas
 1932 Okay America!
 1932 Panama Flo (uncredited)
 1931 Prestige
 1931 Bad Company
 1930 Her Man
 1929 Oh, Yeah?
 1928 The Spieler
 1928 Celebrity
 1925 All Wool (Short)
 1924 Fast Black (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "A Man Laughs Back". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Taylor Garnett
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Personal Quote:

Ernst Lubitsch influenced me more than anyone else.

Trivia:

Directed two actresses to Oscar nominations: Greer Garson (Best Actress, Mrs. Parkington (1944); Best Actress, The Valley of Decision (1945)) and Agnes Moorehead (Best Supporting Actress, Mrs. Parkington (1944)). See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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