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George Seaton Overview:

Director, George Seaton, was born George Stenius on Apr 17, 1911 in South Bend, IN. Seaton died at the age of 68 on Jul 28, 1979 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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George Seaton was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two for Best Writing for Miracle on 34th Street and The Country Girl in 1947 and 1954 respectively. He also won one Honorary Award in 1961 George Seaton .

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1943Best WritingThe Song of Bernadette (1943)N/ANominated
1947Best WritingMiracle on 34th Street (1947)N/AWon
1954Best DirectorThe Country Girl (1954)N/ANominated
1954Best WritingThe Country Girl (1954)N/AWon
1970Best WritingAirport (1970)N/ANominated

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

YearAwardDescription
1961JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARDGeorge Seaton

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Airport (1970, )

on Dec 14, 2011 From The Stop Button

While it did start the seventies disaster genre, Airport barely qualifies. The first hour of the film is excruciating soap opera melodrama—airport chief Burt Lancaster is stuck in a loveless marriage with harpy Dana Wynter, so he’s got a flirtation going with widowed Jean Seberg. His sister, played ... Read full article


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George Seaton Facts
Directed 6 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Edmund Gwenn, Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, Gig Young, Helen Hayes, and Maureen Stapleton. Gwenn, Kelly, and Hayes won Oscars for their performances in one of Seaton's movies.

In 1933, he was the original radio Lone Ranger (using the name George Stenius) and then left the role after two-and-a-half months to pursue a career as a writer in New York.

President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1955 to 1958.

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