George Seaton

About George Seaton

Who is it?: Screenwriter, Film Director
Birth Day: April 17, 1911
Birth Place: South Bend, Indiana, United States
Occupation: Screenwriter, director, producer
Years active: 1934–79
Spouse(s): Phyllis Loughton (1936–79)

George Seaton

George Seaton was born on April 17, 1911 in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is Screenwriter, Film Director. George Seaton was a distinguished American film director, producer, screenwriter, playwright and theatre director. He made a humble beginning as a gag writer and general factotum in the entertainment industry and with his hard work and dedication rose up to become an exceptionally gifted writer and director. Starting with playing ‘The Lone Ranger’, in the test broadcasts of the radio show, he eventually got to play the title role in the show’s regular schedules. He was inducted as a contract writer by ‘MGM’ in early 1930s and thereafter by ‘20th Century Fox’ in early 1940s, where he contributed to writing several scripts. Film ‘Diamond Horseshoe’ marked his debut in direction following which he made several films contributing to direction and screenwriting. Some of the notable ones are ‘Apartment for Peggy’, ‘The Big Lift’, ‘Chicken Every Sunday’, ‘The Shocking Miss Pilgrim’, ‘For Heaven's Sake’ and ‘Little Boy Lost’. However he is best known for the films ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ and ‘The Country Girl’, both of which earned him ‘Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay’. The former also fetched him ‘Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay’. The 1970 American drama film, ‘Airport’ directed by him was not only a box office hit but also earned ten ‘Academy Awards’ nomination including one for his screenplay.
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As per our current Database, George Seaton has been died on July 28, 1979(1979-07-28) (aged 68)\nLos Angeles, California.

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When George Seaton die, George Seaton was 68 years old.

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Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born April 17, 1911 (South Bend, Indiana, United States)
Birthday April 17
Town/City South Bend, Indiana, United States
Nationality United States

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Seaton, along with fellow Writer and friend Robert Pirosh, joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a contract Writer in 1933. His first major screen credit was the Marx Brothers comedy A Day at the Races in 1937. In the early 1940s, he joined 20th Century Fox, where he remained for the rest of the decade, writing scripts for Moon Over Miami, Coney Island, Charley's Aunt, The Song of Bernadette, and others before making his directorial debut with Diamond Horseshoe in 1945. From this point on he was credited as both Screenwriter and Director for most of his films, including The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, Miracle on 34th Street, Apartment for Peggy, Chicken Every Sunday, The Big Lift, For Heaven's Sake, Little Boy Lost, The Country Girl, and The Proud and Profane.


But Not Goodbye, Seaton's 1944 Broadway debut as a Playwright, closed after only 23 performances, although it later was adapted for the 1946 MGM film The Cockeyed Miracle by Karen DeWolf. In 1967 he returned to Broadway to direct the Norman Krasna play Love in E Flat, which was a critical and commercial flop. The musical Here's Love, adapted from his screenplay for Miracle on 34th Street by Meredith Willson, proved to be more successful.


Seaton won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay twice, for Miracle on 34th Street (which also earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay) and The Country Girl, and was nominated for Oscars three additional times. He received The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1961. He directed 1970's blockbuster hit Airport, which earned 10 Oscar nominations, including one for Seaton's screenplay.


Seaton died of cancer in Beverly Hills, California in 1979.

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