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screenwriter

George Kirgo, American screenwriter. Morgan Cox award, 2001. Served to technical sergeant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946, PTO. Member Writers Guild American West (president 1987-1991), Writers Guild Foundation (former trustee, former vice president), National Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, P.E.N. Center West (President's award 1988), National Film Preservation Board.

Background

Kirgo, George was born on March 26, 1926 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Isadore and Anna (Gordon) Kirgo.

Education

Student, Wesleyan University, 1943, 46-47.

Career

Writer, NBC-television, New York City, 1956-1958;independent screenwriter, since 1965.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Hercules, The Big Greek Story, 1958, How to Write Ten Different Best Sellers Now in Your Spare Time and Become the First Author on Your Block Unless There's an Author Already Living on Your Block in Which Case You'll Become the Second Author on Your Block and That's Okay Too and Other Stories, 1960. Screenwriter: (films) Red Line 7000, 1965, Spinout, 1966, Don't Make Waves, 1967, Voices, 1973, No Room to Run, 1976, (television films) Get Christie Love, 1973, Brenda Starr, 1975, Topper, 1979, Angel on My Shoulder, 1980, The Kid With the Broken Halo, 1981, The Kid With the 200 Intelligence Quotient, 1982, My Palikari, 1982, (with Max Shulman) This Can't Be Love, 1988.

Membership

Served to technical sergeant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946, PTO. Member Writers Guild American West (president 1987-1991), Writers Guild Foundation (trustee since 1985, vice president since 1994), National Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, P.E.N. Center West (President's award 1988), National Film Preservation Board.

Connections

Married Carol Newell, 1949 (deceased 1986). Children: Julia Gordon, Diana St. Clair, Nicholas Newell. Married Angela Wales, 1989.

father:
Isadore Kirgo

mother:
Anna (Gordon) Kirgo

spouses:
Carol Newell

Angela Wales

children:
Julia Gordon Kirgo

Diana St. Clair Kirgo

Nicholas Newell Kirgo