George Furth

On film, George Furth usually portrayed slight, anxious, and recessive characters like Mr. Pettis, the peevish banker who turned down Warren Beatty's hairdresser George when he asked for a loan in "Shampoo". But Furth ... Read more »
Born: 12/14/1932 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

Goodbye Lover 1999 (Movie)

Mr Merritt (Actor)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

Older Man (Actor)

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1990 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 1989 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sisters 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1990 - 1991, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Wings 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mickey and Nora 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man With Two Brains 1983 (Movie)

Timon (Actor)

Megaforce 1982 (Movie)

Eggstrum (Actor)

Young Doctors in Love 1982 (Movie)

Disgusting-Looking Patient (Actor)

Doctor Detroit 1981 (Movie)

Arthur Skridlow (Actor)

The Cannonball Run 1981 (Movie)

A F Foyt (Actor)

Moviola: The Scarlett O'Hara War 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Hooper 1978 (Movie)

Bidwell (Actor)

Oh, God! 1977 (Movie)

Briggs (Actor)

Airport 77 1976 (Movie)

Lucas (Actor)

The Dumplings 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Norman... Is That You? 1975 (Movie)

Bookstore Clerk (Actor)

Shampoo 1975 (Movie)

Mr Pettis--Bank Officer (Actor)

Blazing Saddles 1974 (Movie)

Van Johnson (Actor)

Myra Breckinridge 1970 (Movie)

Charlie Flager Jr (Actor)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 (Movie)

Woodcock (Actor)

P.J. 1968 (Movie)

Sonny Silene (Actor)

The Boston Strangler 1968 (Movie)

Lyonel Brumley (Actor)

What's So Bad About Feeling Good? 1968 (Movie)

Murgatroyd (Actor)

Games 1967 (Movie)

Terry (Actor)

How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life 1967 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

Nobody's Perfect 1967 (Movie)

Hamner (Actor)

A Very Special Favor 1965 (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

A Rage to Live 1964 (Movie)

Paul Reichelderfer (Actor)

The Best Man 1963 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

The New Interns 1963 (Movie)

Dr Phil Osterman (Actor)

Let's Switch (TV Show)

Actor

What Are Best Friends For? (TV Show)

Actor

You Wish (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (3)

Twigs 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Writer

Ma and Pa 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Writer

Twigs (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

On film, George Furth usually portrayed slight, anxious, and recessive characters like Mr. Pettis, the peevish banker who turned down Warren Beatty's hairdresser George when he asked for a loan in "Shampoo". But Furth was no small fry when it came to the Great White Way. His second role on Broadway was in the musical satire "Hot Spot", which featured additional music composed by Stephen Sondheim, who was just then coming into his own as a Broadway powerhouse. Thus began a fruitful collaboration between the two; Furth was also a playwright and librettist. He wrote the book for the conceptual musical "Company", which consisted of a series of vignettes, while Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics. This play, which dealt with graver and more realistic subject matter than most of the works in its frequently frivolous genre, became a smash hit. They worked together on another vignette play, "Twigs", which Furth later adapted for a TV version starring Carol Burnett and Ed Asner, as well as "Getting Away with Murder" and "Merrily We Roll Along", which were not so well received. But Furth was able to support his behind-the-scenes career with one in front of the camera; aside from numerous guest spots on shows like "All in the Family" and "The Monkees", he graced the big screen for a couple of classics: the Western "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", Mel Brooks's spoof "Blazing Saddles", and the darkly comic political satire "Bullworth"--where he worked again with his longtime friend Beatty.

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