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George Englund
American film director

George Englund

George Englund
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Intro American film director
Was Actor Film producer Film editor Film director Screenwriter
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 22 June 1926, Washington, D.C., USA
Death 14 September 2017, Los Angeles, USA; Palm Springs, USA (aged 91 years)
Star sign Cancer
Mother: Mabel Albertson
Father: Ken Englund
Siblings: Patricia Englund
Spouse: Cloris LeachmanBonnie Graves
Children: Bryan EnglundGeorge Englund, Jr.Dinah EnglundMorgan EnglundAdam Englund
University of California, Los Angeles
George Englund
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George Englund (June 22, 1926 – September 14, 2017) was an American film editor, director, producer and actor.


On the set of The Ugly American (1963), from left: cinematographer Clifford Stine, George Englund, Marlon Brando and Sandra Church

Englund, the son of actress Mabel Albertson and nephew of actor Jack Albertson, was born as George Howe Ripley in Washington, D.C. His father was Harold Austin Ripley. After his parents' divorce, his mother remarried, to Ken Englund, whose surname young George adopted. Englund was married to actress Cloris Leachman from 1953-79. They had five children: Adam, Bryan (died 1986), George, Jr., Morgan and Dinah. His mother was Jewish.

He was best friends with Marlon Brando, who starred in Englund's 1963 film The Ugly American, and wrote a memoir about their friendship.

Selected directorial filmography

  • The Ugly American (1963)
  • Signpost to Murder (1965)
  • Zachariah (1971)
  • Snow Job (1972)
  • A Christmas to Remember (1978, TV movie)
  • The Vegas Strip War (1984, TV movie)


Englund died at his home on September 14, 2017 at the age of 91 following a fall.

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