George Waggner

Director, Screenwriter, Actor
Began his career as a silent film actor, became a songwriter with the advent of sound and moved into screenwriting and directing in the 1930s. Probably best known for "The Wolf Man" (1941), Waggner also directed TV ... Read more »
Born: 09/06/1894 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (13)

77 Sunset Strip 1955 - 1964 (Tv Show)

Director

Hawaiian Eye 1955 - 1963 (Tv Show)

Director

Maverick 1955 - 1963 (Tv Show)

Director

Bronco 1955 - 1956, 1958 - 1962 (Tv Show)

Director

Screen Director's Playhouse 1955 - 1956, 1960 - 1962 (Tv Show)

Director

Surfside 6 1960 - 1962 (Tv Show)

Director

The Alaskans 1955 - 1956, 1959 - 1962 (Tv Show)

Director

The Lawman 1955 - 1956, 1958 - 1962 (Tv Show)

Director

The Roaring Twenties 1955 - 1956, 1960 - 1962 (Tv Show)

Director

Operation Pacific 1951 (Movie)

(Director)

The Fighting Kentuckian 1949 (Movie)

(Director)

The Climax 1944 (Movie)

(Director)

The Wolf Man 1940 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (7)

Operation Pacific 1951 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Fighting Kentuckian 1949 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Fighting Kentuckian 1949 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Cover the War 1936 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Idol of the Crowds 1936 (Movie)

(From Story)

Idol of the Crowds 1936 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sea Spoilers 1935 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (3)

The Climax 1944 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Phantom of the Opera 1942 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Wolf Man 1940 (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (2)

The Phantom of the Opera 1942 (Movie)

lyrics("Lullaby of the Bells") (Theme Lyrics)

The Phantom of the Opera 1942 (Movie)

(operatic) (Music)
Other (1)

The Phantom of the Opera 1942 (Movie)

libretto (Other)

Biography

Began his career as a silent film actor, became a songwriter with the advent of sound and moved into screenwriting and directing in the 1930s. Probably best known for "The Wolf Man" (1941), Waggner also directed TV shows into the 60s, including "77 Sunset Strip," "The Untouchables" and "Batman."

EDUCATION

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
graduated

Milestones

1933

First film as screenwriter, "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi"

1920

Moved to Hollywood after WWI service; entered films as an actor

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