George Wells

Screenwriter, Radio writer, Producer
Academy Award winner George Wells built himself an incredible career as a screenwriter. He had his first film produced in the early 1950s. Wells began his writing career for film with such titles as "Merton of the ... Read more »
Born: 11/08/1909 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (25)

Angels in the Outfield 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cover Me Babe 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Penelope 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Honeymoon Machine 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Gazebo 1959 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Where the Boys Are 1959 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ask Any Girl 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Party Girl 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Designing Woman 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Don't Go Near the Water 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Love Melvin 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lovely to Look At 1951 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Texas Carnival 1951 (Movie)

(From Story)

Angels in the Outfield 1950 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Everything I Have Is Yours (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Excuse My Dust (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Merton of the Movies (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Show Boat (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Summer Stock (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Hucksters (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Show-Off (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Toast of New Orleans (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Three Little Words (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Till the Clouds Roll By (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (5)

Designing Woman 1957 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Jupiter's Darling 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dangerous When Wet 1953 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Love Melvin 1953 (Movie)

(Producer)

Everything I Have Is Yours (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (3)

The Reckoning 2004 (Movie)

Springer (Actor)

Saturday Night's Main Event 1985 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Private Scandal (Movie)

(Actor)
Director (1)

The Fabulous Dr. Fable 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Director

Biography

Academy Award winner George Wells built himself an incredible career as a screenwriter. He had his first film produced in the early 1950s. Wells began his writing career for film with such titles as "Merton of the Movies" (1947) with Red Skelton, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" (1949) with Frank Sinatra and "Three Little Words" (1950) with Fred Astaire. He also appeared in the Judy Garland musical "Summer Stock" (1950). Wells won a Writing (Story and Screenplay--Written Directly For the Screen) Academy Award for "Designing Woman" in 1957. Nearing the end of his career, Wells wrote the comedic adaptation "Ask Any Girl" (1959) with David Niven, the Dolores Hart musical "Where the Boys Are" (1960) and the comedy adaptation "The Gazebo" (1960) with Glenn Ford. He also appeared in the comedic adaptation "The Honeymoon Machine" (1961) with Steve McQueen and the crime adaptation "Penelope" (1966) with Natalie Wood. Wells was most recently credited in the Willem Dafoe crime drama "The Reckoning" (2004). Wells passed away in November 2000 at the age of 91.

Relationships

Mary Wells

Wife
Married until his death 2000

Billy Wells

Father

Ruth Wells

Wife
Married 1937 until her death 1987

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York

Milestones

Had his first film produced in the early 1950s

Hired by MGM in the 1940s

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