George B. Seitz Jr.
| George Brackett Seitz|
January 3, 1888 (1888-01-03) Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Actor, playwright, screenwriter, director
July 8, 1944, Hollywood, California, United States
Love Finds Andy Hardy, The Last of the Mohicans, Life Begins for Andy Hardy, Judge Hardy and Son, Kit Carson
Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker, Sara Haden, Ann Rutherford
George B. Seitz Wikipedia
George Brackett Seitz (January 3, 1888 – July 8, 1944) was an American playwright, screenwriter, film actor and director. He was known for his screenplays for action serials, including:The Perils of Pauline (1914)
The Exploits of Elaine (1914)
The Shielding Shadow (1916)
The Black Secret (1919)
The Iron Claw (1916)
The Phantom Foe (1920)
Seitz was born in Boston, Massachusetts, started his career as a playwright, and also wrote some fiction for "up-market" pulp magazines such as Adventure and People's Magazine.
Seitz did much of his early work in Fort Lee, New Jersey when many other early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based there. He was the director of 107 films, the writer of 31 screenplays, and an actor in 7 films. He worked at Columbia Pictures and at MGM where he directed 11 of the Andy Hardy series of films of the 1930s & 1940s. He died in Hollywood, California. Although an acquaintance of the cinematographer John F. Seitz, they were not related. He was the father of George B. Seitz Jr., who was a writer/director active in the 1940s and 1950s in films and television.