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George Waggner
Birth name: George Waggoner
Aliases: George WaGGner
Joseph West
Gender: Male
Medium(s): Film
Roles: Producer; Associate producer; Director; Writer
Date of birth: September 7th, 1894
Place of birth: New York City, New York
Date of death: December 11th, 1984
Place of death: Hollywood, California
Notable works: Universal Monsters
1st Horror: Man Made Monster (1941)

George Waggner was an American movie producer, writer, actor and director. Along with screenwriter Curt Siodmak, Waggner was chiefly responsible for the creation of the 1941 film The Wolf Man and for bringing the allure of werewolf mythology into modern American pop culture.

Born in New York City on September 7th, 1894, George Waggner was a pre-med college student at the Philadephia College of Pharmacy. He dropped out of school to travel to Hollywood in the hopes of breaking into the movie industry. He appeared in several bit parts in silent films during the 1920s, but his career prospects began to dwindle, so he turned his efforts first towards writing, and then towards directing.

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  • Waggner often spelled his name with a lowercase "w" and two capital "G"s; WaGGner.
  • In 1981, director Joe Dante payed homage to genre directors, including George Waggner, by naming several characters in his werewolf film, The Howling after them. In the film, Patrick Macnee plays the role of George Waggner, a psychiatrist who is secretly the architect of a hidden society of werewolves.

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