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George Marshall (director)

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Birth dateDecember 29, 1891
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, United States
Date of deathFebruary 17, 1975(age 83)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, United States
OccupationActor, screenwriter, producer, film and television director

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George E. Marshall (December 29, 1891 - February 17, 1975) was an American actor, screenwriter, producer, film and television director, active through the first six decades of movie history.

Relatively few of Marshall's films are well-known today, with Destry Rides Again, The Sheepman, and How the West Was Won being the biggest exceptions. Marshall co-directed How the West Was Won with John Ford and Henry Hathaway, handling the railroad segment, which featured a celebrated buffalo stampede sequence. While Marshall worked on almost all kinds of films imaginable, he started his career in the early silent period doing mostly Westerns, a genre he never completely abandoned. Later in his career, he was particularly sought after for comedies. He did around half a dozen films each with Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis, and also worked with W.C. Fields, Jackie Gleason, Will Rogers and Laurel and Hardy.

For his contribution to the film industry, George Marshall has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7048 Hollywood Boulevard.

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