George Tibbles

Talented teleplay writer George Tibbles broke into show business in the late '40s, penning music and lyrics for film shorts. In 1949, he became an Oscar-nominated lyricist when his "Woody Woodpecker Song" garnered ... Read more »
Born: 06/07/1913

Filmography

Writer (9)

Throb 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Writer

The Addams Family 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Writer

Love, American Style 1969 - 1974 (TV Show)

Writer

How to Frame a Figg 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Munsters 1964 - 1966 (TV Show)

Writer

Munster, Go Home 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Leave It to Beaver 1957 - 1963 (TV Show)

Writer

Bringing Up Buddy 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Writer

Maude (TV Show)

Writer
Music (5)

Duplex 2003 (Movie)

("The Woody Woodpecker Song") (Song)

Burn, Hollywood, Burn 1998 (Movie)

("Woody Woodpecker") (Song)

Lolita 1998 (Movie)

("Woody Woodpecker") (Song)

Wet Blanket Policy 1947 (Movie)

(Music)

Wet Blanket Policy 1947 (Movie)

lyrics("The Woody Woodpecker Song") (Theme Lyrics)
Producer (4)

Hello, Larry 1978 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Fess Parker Show 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Producer

My Three Sons 1960 - 1972 (TV Show)

Producer

Life With Elizabeth 1953 - 1954 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

Talented teleplay writer George Tibbles broke into show business in the late '40s, penning music and lyrics for film shorts. In 1949, he became an Oscar-nominated lyricist when his "Woody Woodpecker Song" garnered notice in the comedy short "Wet Blanket Policy." In 1953, he began writing for television on the sitcom "Life with Elizabeth," which starred Betty White. He also served as producer on the series. In 1957, he re-teamed with White on "Date with the Angels," where he again served as writer and producer. Next came a string of gigs on family comedies like "Dennis the Menace," "Leave It to Beaver," "The Munsters," and "My Three Sons," a series Tibbles produced in its first year and wrote for throughout its 12-season run. In 1966, he went western with the short-lived "Pistols 'n' Petticoats," working as writer and returning to his musical roots composing music for the series. Between "My Three Sons," and penning episodes of "The Brady Bunch," "Maude," and "Different Strokes," Tibbles was a busy man in the '70s. After writing on such popular sitcoms and "One Day at a Time," "Silver Spoons," "Charles in Charge," and "Who's the Boss?" Tibbles died on Valentine's Day, 1987.

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