George Tyne

George Tyne was an actor and director whose career was stifled by the blacklist, but he returned to become a prolific director of comedy sitcoms. Tyne worked steadily as an actor (originally under the name "Buddy ... Read more »
Born: 02/06/1917

Filmography

Actor (11)

Romantic Comedy 1983 (Movie)

2nd Doctor (Actor)

Mr. Ricco 1975 (Movie)

Detective Bartlett (Actor)

I Will... I Will... For Now 1974 (Movie)

Marriage Counselor (Actor)

Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here 1969 (Movie)

Le Marie (Actor)

The Lost Man 1969 (Movie)

Plain-Clothes Man (Actor)

The Counterfeit Killer 1968 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Don't Make Waves 1967 (Movie)

Newspaperman (Actor)

Not With My Wife, You Don't 1965 (Movie)

Sgt Dogerty (Actor)

They Won't Believe Me 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fun and Games (TV Show)

Actor

The Smugglers (TV Show)

Actor
Director (10)

M*A*S*H 1969 - 1983 (Tv Show)

Director

Grandpa Goes to Washington 1972 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

Love, American Style 1969 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

Miss Winslow and Son 1978 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

Tabitha 1976 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

The Bob Newhart Show 1972 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

The Brady Bunch 1969 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

The Practice 1975 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

The San Pedro Beach Bums 1975 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

The Fighting Nightingales 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Director

Biography

George Tyne was an actor and director whose career was stifled by the blacklist, but he returned to become a prolific director of comedy sitcoms. Tyne worked steadily as an actor (originally under the name "Buddy Yarus") in small roles, starting in 1943. One of his largest parts was in 1949, co-starring with John Wayne in the World War II film "The Sands of Iwo Jima". Tyne specialized in war films, but his acting career came to an abrupt halt in 1951 when he found his name on the Communist blacklist. With film roles unavailable, Tyne sustained himself in the theater world. Acting roles became available to him again starting in 1964, and although he continued to appear in minor parts into the 1980s, he switched his emphasis from acting to directing, beginning in 1967. Tyne concentrated almost exclusively on situation comedies, and he directed some of the most highly regarded sitcoms of the 1970s. His list of credits includes episodes of "The Odd Couple", "M*A*S*H", and "The Bob Newhart Show". Tyne died at the age of 91.

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