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George Schaefer (I) (1920–1997)

George Schaefer was born on December 16, 1920 in Wallingford, Connecticut, USA as George Louis Schaefer. He was a director and producer, known for CBS Playhouse (1967), Macbeth (1960) and Beverly Hills Cop III (1994). He was married to Mildred Trares. He died on September 10, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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CBS Playhouse Director
Macbeth Director
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 1996 Harvey (TV Movie)
 1992 The Man Upstairs (TV Movie)
 1988 Laura Lansing Slept Here (TV Movie)
 1986 Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry (TV Movie)
 1985 Answers (TV Movie)
 1985 Stone Pillow (TV Movie)
 1984 Children in the Crossfire (TV Movie)
 1983 Right of Way (TV Movie)
 1982 The Deadly Game (TV Movie)
 1982 A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (TV Movie)
 1981 The People vs. Jean Harris (TV Movie)
 1981 The Bunker (TV Movie)
 1980 Barry Manilow: One Voice (TV Special)
 1979 Blind Ambition (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Part IV (1979)
- Part III (1979)
- Part II (1979)
- Part I (1979)
 1978 Who'll Save Our Children? (TV Movie)
 1978 First, You Cry (TV Movie)
 1978 The Second Barry Manilow Special (TV Special)
 1977 The Girl Called Hatter Fox (TV Movie)
 1977 Our Town (TV Movie)
 1976 The Land of Hope (TV Movie)
 1976 Amelia Earhart (TV Movie)
 1976 The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (TV Movie)
 1974-1976 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- The Last Days (1976)
- Prairie Lawyer (1975)
 1976 Truman at Potsdam (TV Movie)
 1975 In This House of Brede (TV Movie)
 1973 A Time for Love (TV Movie)
 1972 A War of Children (TV Movie)
 1971 U.S.A. (TV Movie)
 1971 Gideon (TV Movie)
 1971 The Price (TV Movie)
 1969 Generation
 1969 The File on Devlin (TV Movie)
 1969 Pendulum
 1968 The Admirable Crichton (TV Movie)
 1967-1968 CBS Playhouse (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1968 Elizabeth the Queen (TV Movie)
 1967 Saint Joan (TV Movie)
 1967 Soldier in Love (TV Movie)
 1967/II Anastasia (TV Movie)
 1966 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie)
 1966 Barefoot in Athens (TV Movie)
 1966 Lamp at Midnight (TV Movie)
 1965 Inherit the Wind (TV Movie)
 1965 Eagle in a Cage (TV Movie)
 1965 The Holy Terror (TV Movie)
 1965 The Magnificent Yankee (TV Movie)
 1964 The Fantasticks (TV Movie)
 1964 Little Moon of Alban (TV Movie)
 1964 Abe Lincoln in Illinois (TV Movie)
 1963 A Cry of Angels (TV Movie)
 1963 The Patriots (TV Movie)
 1963 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963 Invincible Mr. Disraeli (TV Movie)
 1963 Pygmalion (TV Movie)
 1962 Cyrano De Bergerac (TV Movie)
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1962 Teahouse of the August Moon (TV Movie)
 1962 Arsenic & Old Lace (TV Movie)
 1961 Victoria Regina (TV Movie)
 1961 The Joke and the Valley (TV Movie)
 1961 Give Us Barabbas! (TV Movie)
 1961/I Time Remembered (TV Movie) (1954-1968)
 1960 Golden Child (TV Movie)
 1960/III Macbeth (TV Movie)
 1960 Shangri-La (TV Movie)
 1960 Cradle Song (TV Movie)
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 The Tempest (TV Movie)
 1959 A Christmas Festival (TV Movie)
 1959 A Doll's House (TV Movie)
 1959 Winterset (TV Movie)
 1959 Meet Me in St. Louis (TV Movie)
 1959 The Green Pastures (TV Movie)
 1959 Berkeley Square (TV Movie)
 1958 The Gift of the Magi (TV Movie)
 1958 Kiss Me, Kate (TV Movie)
 1958 Johnny Belinda (TV Movie)
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Harvey (1958)
 1958 Dial M for Murder (TV Movie)
 1958 Little Moon of Alban (TV Movie)
 1957 On Borrowed Time (TV Movie)
 1957 The Green Pastures (TV Movie)
 1957 The Yeomen of the Guard (TV Movie)
 1957 There Shall Be No Night (TV Movie)
 1957 The Lark (TV Movie)
 1956 The Little Foxes (TV Movie)
 1956 Man and Superman (TV Movie)
 1956 The Taming of the Shrew (TV Movie)
 1956 The Good Fairy (TV Movie)
 1956 The Corn Is Green (TV Movie)
 1955 Dream Girl (TV Movie)
 1955 The Devil's Disciple (TV Movie)
 1955 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
 1955 One Touch of Venus (TV Movie)
 1954 Macbeth (TV Movie)
 1954 King Richard II (TV Movie)
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Stage Play: Idiot's Delight. Comedy (revival). Written by Robert E. Sherwood. Scenic Design by Eldon Elder. Directed by George Schaefer. City Center: 23 May 1951- unknown (10 performances). Cast: Sybil Baker (as "Mrs. Cherry"), Rita Barry (as "Francine"), Martine Bartlett (as "Signora Rossi"), John C. Becher (as "Dumptsy"), Louis Borell (... See more »

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Chairman and later associate dean at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Theater, Film and Television, 1985-1991. See more »

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