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Occupation  Director
Name  George McCowan

Role  Film director
Children  Evan McCowan
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Born  June 27, 1927 (1927-06-27) Canada
Died  November 1, 1995, Santa Monica, California, United States
Spouse  Anna Gilmour Wilmot (m. 1969–1975), Frances Hyland (m. 1955–1964)
Nominations  Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Dramatic or Comedy Series
Movies  The Magnificent Seven Ri, Frogs, H G Wells' The Shape of Things, Carter’s Army, Shadow of the Hawk
Similar People  Michael Callan, Luke Askew, Adam Roarke, Mariette Hartley, Lynn Borden

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George McCowan (June 27, 1927 – November 1, 1995) was a Canadian film and television director in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.


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McCowan began his career working for the Canadian Broadcasting Company. He moved to the United States from Canada in 1967 and stayed there.

He is most notable for directing seven episodes of Charlie's Angels, S.W.A.T., Starsky and Hutch and directing every episode of the popular Canadian series Seeing Things. He also worked on such shows as The Silent Force, The Mod Squad, The Streets of San Francisco, Fantasy Island, and Hart to Hart. McCowan directed the 1970 TV movie Carter's Army, the 1971 Canadian hockey film Face-Off, the fourth and final Magnificent Seven film, The Magnificent Seven Ride in 1972, the cult horror film Frogs in the same year, and the 1976 film Shadow of the Hawk.

McCowan also directed the film H. G. Wells' The Shape of Things to Come and the 1970 television war movie, The Challenge, but for the latter he chose to be credited as Alan Smithee.

McCowan died of emphysema on November 1, 1995 in Santa Monica, California.

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