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Also Known As: George Louis George Died: January 5, 1993
Born: July 31, 1907 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Russia Profession: director, executive, producer, assistant director, editor, foreign correspondent

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Veteran director of documentaries, industrial films, and TV commercials for independent producers during the 1940s and 50s. George was one of the organizers of the Screen Directors Guild of New York in the early 40s. He was also active in the establishment of its successor, the Screen Directors International Guild, for which he served as executive secretary from 1956-63. George was active in the Directors Guild of America until his death.George was born in Moscow, educated in Paris, and broke into the French film industry as a film cutter and assistant director. He came to Hollywood in 1935 as a foreign correspondent for French film publications and served as producer and assistant director on French versions of numerous Hollywood films. George also produced war information films for the National Film Board of Canada in the 40s before returning to the US to direct propaganda films. One title--"Toward Independence" (1948)--won a best documentary (short subject) Oscar for the US Army. George also did a brief stint directing in Israel, worked in TV and continued making documentaries through the mid 50s.

Veteran director of documentaries, industrial films, and TV commercials for independent producers during the 1940s and 50s. George was one of the organizers of the Screen Directors Guild of New York in the early 40s. He was also active in the establishment of its successor, the Screen Directors International Guild, for which he served as executive secretary from 1956-63. George was active in the Directors Guild of America until his death.

George was born in Moscow, educated in Paris, and broke into the French film industry as a film cutter and assistant director. He came to Hollywood in 1935 as a foreign correspondent for French film publications and served as producer and assistant director on French versions of numerous Hollywood films. George also produced war information films for the National Film Board of Canada in the 40s before returning to the US to direct propaganda films. One title--"Toward Independence" (1948)--won a best documentary (short subject) Oscar for the US Army. George also did a brief stint directing in Israel, worked in TV and continued making documentaries through the mid 50s.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 50 Years of Action! (1986) Himself
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Milestones close milestones

1933:
Moved to USA
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Began film career as a cutter of French films
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Became an assistant director in the French film industry
1935:
Moved to Hollywood as a foreign correspondent for French film publications
1939:
Re-entered production as assistant director and producer of French version of "The Four Hundred Million"
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Worked in similar capacities on numerous French versions of Hollywood films
1942:
Served as assistant producer of "Our Russian Front"
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Became an associate of the National Film Board of Canada, producing war information films
1942:
Directed The Labor Front for World in Action series
1946:
Directed 16 films for Signal Corps Photography Center in Astoria, New York
1946:
Directed the Oscar-winning short subject documentary, "Toward Independence", for the US Army
1949:
Directed for TV
1950:
Worked as a director for Palestine Films in Israel
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Directed and produced TV and documentary films
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Served as president of the Film and TV Book Club, Inc.
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Education

University of Paris: -

Notes

George was Executive Secretary, Screen Directors International Guild (SDIG) (1956-63)

He was administrator of SDIG Trust Fund (1963-67)

George was a member of the National Board to the Directors Guild of America (DGA) (1966-93)

He is a member of the Eastern Directors Council, DGA (1966-89)

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son:
Robert George. Survived him.
daughter:
Laura George Jayson. Doctor. Survived him.
sister:
Mila Deutsch. Survived him.
sister:
Diane Foy. Survived him.
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