George B. Seitz

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      • 1888-01-03 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
      • 1944-07-08

      George Brackett Seitz (January 3, 1888 – July 8, 1944) was a playwright, screenwriter, film actor and director who is known for his screenplays for action serials, including: The Perils of Pauline (1914) The Exploits of Elaine (1914) The Shielding Shadow (1916) The Black Secret (1919) The Iron Claw (1916) The Phantom Foe (1920) The Last of the Mohicans (1936) Seitz was born in Boston, Massachusetts, started his career as a playwright, and also wrote some fiction for "up-market" pulp magazines such as Adventure and People's Magazine. Sietz started work in Hollywood in 1913. He was the director of 107 films, the writer of 31 screenplays, and an actor in 7 films. He worked at Columbia Pictures and at MGM where he directed 11 of the Andy Hardy series of films of the 1930s & 1940s. He died in Hollywood, California. His younger brother was the great cinematographer John F. Seitz. Description above from the Wikipedia article George B. Seitz, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.