Gene Reynolds

Gene Reynolds
Gene Reynolds

Gene Reynolds was born in 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio.   He began his screen career as part of the “Our Gang” series in 1934.   His other films include “In Old Chicago” with Tyrone Power in 1937, “Boy’s Town” with Spencer Tracy and “The Country Girl” in 1954 with Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby.   He later became a very successful television director.

IMDB entry:

Gene Reynolds was born on April 4, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Eugene Reynolds Blumenthal. He is a producer and director, known for M*A*S*H (1972), Lou Grant (1977) and My Three Sons (1960). He has been married to Ann Sweeny since 1979. They have one child. He was previously married to Bonnie Jones.He quit acting to become a producer-director.   (1993-1997) President of the Directors Guild of America (DGA).   As a boy, was an actor in the movie Adventure in Washington (1941) along with friend, actor Tommy Bond who also was “Butch” the bully in the original “Little Rascals”.   Has been nominated for 24 Emmy Awards and won six, including Outstanding Comedy Series for M*A*S*H (1972) and Outstanding Drama Series twice for Lou Grant (1977), which also earned him a Humanitas Prize. He won the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Direction of a Comedy Series twice for his work on “M*A*S*H” and the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Direction of a Drama Series once for his work on “Lou Grant”.   Is best known for directing, producing and/or writing two hugely successful TV shows:Lou Grant (1977) and M*A*S*H (1972). Produced and directed numerous episodes of other TV hits, including My Three Sons (1960), Hogan’s Heroes (1965) and Room 222(1969).

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