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George Seaton (April 17, 1911 - July 28, 1979) was an American playwright, film director and producer. He was born in South Bend, Indiana. is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: , County St. ...


He began his career as radio actor 'George Stenius' in Detroit, Michigan and is credited as being the first actor to play The Lone Ranger. He was nominated for the 1954 Academy Award for Directing for The Country Girl and is perhaps most famous as the director and co-writer of Miracle on 34th Street (1947). He received The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1961. Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Academy Award for Directing is an accolade given to the person that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences feels was best director of the past year. ... The 1954 movie was adapted by George Seaton from the play. ... Miracle on 34th Street (also titled The Big Heart in the UK) is a 1947 film which tells the story of a gentle old man, working as a Santa Claus at Macys department store in New York City, who contends that he is the real Santa. ... // Events May 22 - Great Expectations is premiered in New York. ... The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is awarded periodically at the Academy Award ceremonies for outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes. ...


Seaton died of cancer in Beverly Hills, California. Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California. ...


Selected filmography as director

Preceded by
Sol Lesser
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
1961
Succeeded by
Steve Broidy

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George Seaton: Information from Answers.com (472 words)
Seaton was the second person to portray the Lone Ranger on Detroit station WXYZ; he claimed to have come up with the Ranger's immortal cry "Hi-yo, Silver" because he couldn't whistle for his horse, as the script required.
While at Fox, Seaton was Oscar-nominated for his screenplay work on The Song of Bernadette (1943); in his spare time, he wrote a play titled But Not Goodbye, which flopped on Broadway but did rather well as the 1946 Frank Morgan movie vehicle The Cockeyed Miracle.
George Seaton was for many years the president of the Motion Picture Academy.
George Seaton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (121 words)
George Seaton (April 17, 1911 - July 28, 1979) was an American playwright, film director and producer.
He was nominated for the 1954 Academy Award for Directing for The Country Girl and is perhaps most famous as the director and co-writer of Miracle on 34th Street (1947).
Seaton died of cancer in Beverly Hills, California.
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