George Stevens

Director, Producer, Actor
Leading Hollywood craftsman, responsible for some fine films of the 1930s and 40s, but whose later output tended toward the over-ambitious and excessive.
Born: 12/18/1904 in Oakland, California, USA

Filmography

Director (26)

The Only Game in Town 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

The Diary of Anne Frank 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Giant 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

Shane 1953 (Movie)

(Director)

A Place in the Sun 1950 (Movie)

(Director)

Woman of the Year 1941 (Movie)

(Director)

Penny Serenade 1940 (Movie)

(Director)

Gunga Din 1938 (Movie)

(Director)

Vivacious Lady 1937 (Movie)

(Director)

A Damsel in Distress 1936 (Movie)

(Director)

Quality Street 1936 (Movie)

(Director)

Swing Time 1936 (Movie)

(Director)

Alice Adams 1934 (Movie)

(Director)

Annie Oakley 1934 (Movie)

(Director)

Hollywood Party 1934 (Movie)

(Director)

High Gear (Movie)

(Director)

I Remember Mama (Movie)

(Director)

Kentucky Kernels (Movie)

(Director)

Laddie (Movie)

(Director)

Mama Loves Papa (Movie)

(Director)

Something to Live For (Movie)

(Director)

The More the Merrier (Movie)

(Director)

The Nitwits (Movie)

(Director)

Vigil in the Night (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (12)

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Diary of Anne Frank 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Giant 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Shane 1953 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Place in the Sun 1950 (Movie)

(Producer)

Penny Serenade 1940 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gunga Din 1938 (Movie)

(Producer)

Vivacious Lady 1937 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Remember Mama (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Something to Live For (Movie)

(Producer)

The More the Merrier (Movie)

(Producer)

Vigil in the Night (Movie)

(Producer)
Camera, Film, & Tape (3)

Brats (TV Show)

Cinematographer

Sugar Daddies (TV Show)

Cinematographer

The Devil Horse (Movie)

(Cinematographer)
Writer (1)

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Editor (1)

The Comment Section 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Editor
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

The Mothman Prophecies 2002 (Movie)

(Modelmaker)
Other (1)

James Dean, the First American Teenager 1974 (Movie)

film extract("Giant" (1956)) (Other)

Biography

Leading Hollywood craftsman, responsible for some fine films of the 1930s and 40s, but whose later output tended toward the over-ambitious and excessive.

Relationships

Georgia Cooper-Stevens

Mother

Ginger Rogers Actor

Companion

Joan Stevens

Wife
divorced

George Stevens Jr. Writer

Child
Mother Joan Stevens chief of USIA's motion picture service from 1962-67

Landers Stevens

Father
became film actor in 1921 appeared in some of his son's films

Yvonne Stevens Actor

Wife
met in 1928 and married in 1930 couple divorced in 1947 Silent film actress

Michael M. Stevens Producer

Grandson

Michael Stevens

Grandson
born c. 1966

Ashton Stevens

Uncle

EDUCATION

attended high school in Lonoma, California; 1918-1919; dropped out to join parents' theatrical troupe

Milestones

1944

Formed Liberty Films with William Wyler, Frank Capra and Samuel J. Briskin

1942

Joined US Army Signal Corps and became head of Special Motion Pictures Unit

1938

Producing debut, "Vivacious Lady"

1933

Directed first feature film, "The Cohens and the Kellys in Trouble"

1932

Directed shorts for Universal and RKO

1930

First film as director, "Ladies Past"

1927

Joined Hal Roach as cameraman and scriptwriter for Laurel and Hardy, Our Gang, and Harry Langdon comedy shorts

1924

First film as cameraman, "The White Sheep"

1921

Moved to Hollywood; began working as assistant and second cameraman

1920

Became actor and stage manager for father's theatrical company

1909

First appearance on stage at Alcazar Theater in San Francisco in "Sappho"

Directed first two-reel comedies for Roach

Bonus Trivia

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Awarded a citation from General Eisenhower for filming such important war events as D-Day and the freeing of inmates at Dachau (1945)

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