|Name George Waggner|
Role Film director
|Children Shy Waggner|
Ex-spouse Danny Shannon
|Died December 11, 1984, Hollywood, California, United States|
Education University of the Sciences
Movies The Wolf Man, The Fighting Kentuckian, Operation Pacific, Man Made Monster, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
Similar People Curt Siodmak, Lon Chaney Jr, Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers, Maria Ouspenskaya
The wolfman by george waggner trailer
George Waggner (September 7, 1894 – December 11, 1984) was an actor, director, producer and writer.
Born in New York City, he made his film debut as Yousayef in The Sheik (1921). He later went on to appearances in Western films. The first film he directed was Western Trails (1938).
In the 1960s, he directed episodes of the television series Maverick, Batman, The Green Hornet, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. He directed John Wayne and Oliver Hardy wearing coonskin caps in The Fighting Kentuckian (1949), in which his daughter, Shy Waggner, appeared in a cameo. His career in film declined in the 1950s, due to the popularity of television, and he eventually moved to television late in the decade.
He directed Red Nightmare, a Cold War propaganda film produced by the Department of Defense and narrated by Jack Webb. Waggner wrote the film Queen of the Yukon based on a story by Jack London.
For unknown reasons, Waggner sometimes spelled his name with mostly lowercase letters but with the two "G" letters in his last name capitalized, including in the credits of the productions he directed.
Waggner's wife was Danny Shannon. The couple had only one child, Shy, born in 1924, and two grandchildren, Sherry and Robert. He died on December 11,1984 at the age of 90.
Waggner also directed the following films/episodes made for television