George Abbott

George Abbott

Highest Rated: 98% All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Lowest Rated: 78% Damn Yankees (1958)

Birthday: Jun 25, 1887

Birthplace: Forestville, New York, USA

At 96, he became a newlywed - albeit for the third time - and directed a Broadway show; at 102, he was writing a libretto for an off-Broadway production of "Frankenstein." In a career that spanned nine decades, few things, least of all age, slowed the producer, writer, director and sometime actor George Abbott until his death at the age of 107. Throughout his life, he had been known as "Mr. Broadway" due to his influence on the stage there, but he also wrote and directed a number of films as well. From his first hit on the stage, "Broadway" (1926) through a 1994 revival of the classic "Damn Yankees," Abbott's contributions indelibly shaped the American theater landscape. Hardworking, dashing and formal - most people eschewed his first name, famously calling him "Mr. Abbott" instead - his work won him multiple awards starting with his first for writing the screenplay for "All Quiet on the Western Front" in 1930 and culminating with Kennedy Center Honors in 1982.

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Credit
78% 69% Damn Yankees Director - 1958
87% 64% The Pajama Game Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss and Tell Producer - 1945
No Score Yet 47% Too Many Girls Director,
Producer
- 1940
No Score Yet 89% Heat Lightning Writer - 1934
No Score Yet 60% The Cheat Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stolen Heaven Director - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets of a Secretary Director - 1931
98% 89% All Quiet on the Western Front Screenwriter - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manslaughter Director,
Screenwriter
- 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sea God Director - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saturday Night Kid Writer - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Parade Screenwriter - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half Way to Heaven Director - 1929
No Score Yet 33% Broadway Screenwriter - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love 'Em and Leave 'Em Writer - 1926