Gene Fowler Jr.

Director, Film editor
A prolific editor and director for film and television, Gene Fowler Jr worked on over 100 movies and television programs. His efforts won him a Golden Globe, four Emmys and an Oscar. The son of a comparably prolific ... Read more »
Born: 05/25/1917 in Denver, Colorado, USA

Filmography

Editor (32)

Evergreen 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Executive Editor

Smorgasbord 1982 (Movie)

(Editor)

Caveman 1981 (Movie)

(Editor)

Skatetown, USA 1979 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Prince of Central Park 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Editor

Helter Skelter 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Editor

The Stranger Within 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Editing

Pursuit 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Editor

Molly and Lawless John 1972 (Movie)

(Editor)

Truman Capote's "The Glass House" 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Editor

Walls of Fire 1969 (Movie)

(Editor)

Hang 'Em High 1968 (Movie)

(Editor)

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963 (Movie)

(Editor)

A Child Is Waiting 1961 (Movie)

(Editor)

Forty Guns 1957 (Movie)

(Editor)

Run of the Arrow 1957 (Movie)

(Editor)

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 1956 (Movie)

(Editor)

While The City Sleeps 1956 (Movie)

(Editor)

Main Street to Broadway 1953 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Woman in the Window 1943 (Movie)

(Editor)

Hangmen Also Die 1942 (Movie)

(Editor)

A Death of Innocence (TV Show)

Editor

A Dream For Christmas (TV Show)

Editor

Bad Ronald (TV Show)

Editing

Goodbye, Raggedy Ann (TV Show)

Editor

Killer on Board (TV Show)

Executive Editor

The Blue Knight (TV Show)

Editor

The Crooked Hearts (TV Show)

Editor

The Homecoming (TV Show)

Editor

The New Adventures of Heidi (TV Show)

Editor
Director (10)

Invisible Strangler 1984 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

The Runaways 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Director

Rebel Rousers 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Gang War 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Here Come the Jets 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Showdown at Boot Hill 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

The Oregon Trail 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

The Rebel Set 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

I Married a Monster From Outer Space 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

I Was a Teenage Werewolf 1957 (Movie)

(Director)
Production Management (2)

The Waltons 1972 - 1981 (TV Show)

Post-Production Supervisor

Sybil (TV Show)

Post-Production Coordinator
Writer (2)

Walls of Fire 1969 (Movie)

screenplay collaboration (Screenplay)

The Oregon Trail 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

I Married a Monster From Outer Space 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Rocky Jones, Space Ranger 1953 - 1954 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Biography

A prolific editor and director for film and television, Gene Fowler Jr worked on over 100 movies and television programs. His efforts won him a Golden Globe, four Emmys and an Oscar. The son of a comparably prolific screenwriter, Fowler was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in New York City. Before moving to Southern California and enrolling at USC where he studied film editing at 20th Century Fox, Fowler earned third mate's papers at Knights Seamanship School. 1943's "The Ox-Bow Incident" starring Henry Fonda was the first feature he edited. That same year, Fowler edited his first Fritz Lang film, the political thriller "Hangmen Also Die". He later worked on other Lang films including 1944's "The Woman in the Window" and the 1956 film noir dramas "While the City Sleeps" and "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt". Fowler served as part of the U.S. Army Special Services in World War II. During his tenure he created "Seeds of Destiny" a film produced by the U.S. War Department for which he was awarded the 1946 Oscar for Best Short Documentary. While much of his work was in the field of editing, Fowler is probably best known for his directing efforts, including the cult films "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" (1957) and "I Married a Monster From Outer Space"(1958), the former famous for introducing Michael Landon. He also directed and co-wrote the 1959 western "The Oregon Trail". His work as editor of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" earned him an Oscar nomination, and he won a Golden Globe for editing the documentary "Wall of Fire"(1970). Well respected throughout the industry, Fowler acted as president of the American Cinema Editors for two terms, from 1965 to 1966, and was given its Eddie award for outstanding film editing. His television career was also fruitful, earning him four Emmys for editing. Two of his Emmys were awarded for work on the CBS series "Rawhide" and "The Waltons", one was for the 1972 CBS crime drama TV movie "Truman Capote's 'The Glass House'" and one was for his work in the NBC detective drama miniseries "The Blue Knight" starring William Holden. Later in his career Fowler worked as a supervising editor on productions like CBS's 1976 docudrama "Helter Skelter"

Relationships

Marjorie Fowler

Wife
nominated for an Oscar for "Elmer Gantry" survived him

Gene Fowler

Father

Martha Fowler

Daughter
mother Marjorie Fowler

Will Fowler

Brother

Gene Nunnally

Son
mother Marjorie Fowler

EDUCATION

Knights Seamanship School

Earned third mate's papers

USC

Los Angeles , California
studied at 20th Century Fox

Milestones

1976

Acted as supervising editor for the CBS docudrama miniseries "Helter Skelter"

1973

Won an Emmy for editing the NBC detective drama TV miniseries "The Blue Knight" starring William Holden

1972

Won an Emmy for editing the CBS crime drama TV movie "Truman Capote's 'The Glass House'"

1969

Awarded a Golden Globe for his work in the film documentary "Walls of Fire"

1965

Served two terms as president of the American Cinema Editors

1963

Nominated for an Oscar for editing the classic film "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"

1959

Directed and co-wrote the movie western "The Oregon Trail"

1958

Directed the cult science fiction film "I Married a Monster From Outer Space"

1957

Directed the cult horror film "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" starring Michael Landon

1956

Reprised his role as film editor for Fritz Lang, working on the film noir dramas "While The City Sleeps" and "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt"

1943

Continued his work with Fritz Lang, editing "The Woman in the Window"

1942

Edited his first feature "The Ox-Bow Incident" starring Henry Fonda

1942

Worked as a film editor in the Fritz Lang political thriller "Hangmen Also Die"

1918

Moved with his family to New York, NY

Served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Special Services during World War II; created the Oscar-winning documentary "Seeds of Destiny" during his tenure

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