George Waggner

Born in September 7th, 1894

From New York City, New York, USA

George Waggner Biography

George Waggner  (September 7, 1894 - December 11, 1984) was an American film director, producer and actor. Born in New York City, he made his film debut as Yousayef in The Sheik (1921). He later went on to appearances in Western films. The first film he directed was Western Trails (1938) and his most well-known directorial effort arguably remains The Wolf Man (1941).

In the 1960s, he directed episodes of the television series Maverick, Batman, The Green Hornet, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. He also directed John Wayne and Oliver Hardy wearing coonskin caps in The Fighting Kentuckian (1949), in which his daughter, Shy Waggner, appeared in a cameo. Waggner's career in film declined in the 1950s, due to the popularity of television, and he eventually moved to television late in the decade.

Many of his television credits, such as Maverick and Batman, have his name spelled as "george waGGner." He also directed Red Nightmare, a Cold War propaganda film produced by the Department of Defense and narrated by Jack Webb. Waggner wrote the film Queen of the Yukon with Jack London. His wife was Danny Shannon. The couple had only one child, Shy, born in 1924.

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George Waggner Filmography

Man from God's Country Poster
February 9, 1958
Return from the Sea Poster
July 28, 1954
Operation Pacific Poster
January 27, 1951
The Fighting Kentuckian Poster
September 15, 1949
Gunfighters Poster
July 15, 1947
The Climax Poster
October 20, 1944
Cobra Woman Poster
May 12, 1944
Phantom of the Opera Poster
August 27, 1943