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Play and motion picture writer and producer

George Warren George, American Play and motion picture writer and producer. Recipient Tony nomination, l964, l98l, silver medal International Film Award, l983, gold medal International Film and television Awards, l984. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, l942-47, PTO.

Background

George, George Warren was born on February 8, 1920 in New York City. Son of Reuben L. Goldberg and Irma Seemam.

Education

George attended Williams College. When Thomas chose the last name of "George", George decided to take the same surname as his brother.

Career

His credits included the 1981 film My Dinner With Andre and several hit Broadway productions. George's father, Rube Goldberg, often received hate mail for his political cartoons during World War II. George made his film producing debut with the 1957 documentary The James Dean Story, which was directed and produced by Robert Altman. George's most well known film was My Dinner With Andre, which was released in 1981.

George co-produced the film with Beverly Karp. Starring Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn, it opened to little enthusiasm but soon received critical acclaim and ultimately pulled in a 5 million-dollar box office gross. At the time, five million was considered a good total for a low-budget, independent film.

George made his Broadway debut in 1964 when he produced Dylan, starring Sir Alec Guinness as Dylan Thomas and written by Sidney Michaels. George soon enjoyed a second consecutive hit with Any Wednesday, which opened shortly after Dylan. Any Wednesday, a comedy which starred Sandy Dennis and Gene Hackman, ran for more than two years on Broadway and was made into a film.

Other hits that George produced include Alan Ayckbourn's Bedroom Farce, which earned a Tony Awards nomination for best play in 1979, and Ben Franklin in Paris, (1964) which starred Robert Preston. However, despite a string of hits, George was not always successful. His less successful Broadway flops included Happily Never After, which ran for only four shows, and Via Galactica, which closed after just seven Broadway performances.

George also worked as a television and film screenwriter in the 1950s and early 1960s. His television credits included The Nevadan, Peter Gunn and Smoke Signal. George had a daughter Jennifer, born in 1960.

She is a writer and jewelry designer. George died of Parkinson's disease in Manhattan on November 7, 2007. He was 87 years old.

Works

Membership

Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, l942-47, PTO.

Connections

Married Jacquey George, l942 (divorced). Married Judith Ross, February 14, l957 (deceased December 31, 2006). Children: Linda, Laurie, Larry, Jennifer.

father:
Reuben L. Goldberg

mother:
Irma Seemam

spouses:
Jacquey George

Judith Ross

children:
Linda George

Laurie George

Larry George

Jennifer George