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George Tyne
George Tyne
Credits
Position Director
Biographical Information
Birth Name Martin Yarus
Birthdate February 6, 1917
Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death Date March 7, 2008 (age 91)
Death Place Los Angeles, California, United States

George Tyne was a director on the Tabitha television series. He directed the episode, What's Wrong With Mister Right? (1977).

Biography[]

George Tyne was an actor and director whose career was stifled by the blacklist, but he returned to become a prolific director of comedy sitcoms. He was born on February 6, 1917, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as Martin Yarus.

Tyne worked steadily as an actor (originally under the name "Buddy Yarus") in small roles, starting in 1943. One of his largest parts was in 1949, co-starring with John Wayne in the World War II film "The Sands of Iwo Jima." Tyne specialized in war films, but his acting career came to an abrupt halt in 1951 when he found his name on the Communist blacklist. With film roles unavailable, Tyne sustained himself in the theater world.

Acting roles became available to him again starting in 1964, and although he continued to appear in minor parts into the 1980s, he switched his emphasis from acting to directing, beginning in 1967. Tyne concentrated almost exclusively on situation comedies, and he directed some of the most highly regarded sitcoms of the 1970s. His list of credits includes episodes of "The Odd Couple," "M*A*S*H," and "The Bob Newhart Show."

George Tyne died on March 7, 2008, in Los Angeles, California. He was 91.

Sources[]

  • George Tyne on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on December 28, 2019.
  • George Tyne, biography, Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on March 13, 2022.
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