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Tay Garnett  (born William Taylor Garnett 13 June 1894 – 3 October 1977) was an American film director and writer.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Garnett served as a naval aviator in World War I and entered films as a screenwriter in 1920. He was a gagwriter for Mack Sennett and Hal Roach, then joined Pathé and began to direct films in 1928. Among his films are One Way Passage (1932), China Seas (1935), Eternally Yours (1939), Seven Sinners (1940), Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941), The Cross of Lorraine (1943), and Bataan (1943). He is best known as the director of the 1946 thriller The Postman Always Rings Twice with John Garfield and Lana Turner. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) with Bing Crosby and Rhonda Fleming was also well-received. Garnett also worked in radio as a writer, director and narrator. He created a show titled "Three Sheets to the Wind"(1942) which starred John Wayne as Dan O'Brien, an American private eye posing as a drunk on a luxury liner sailing from England in 1939.

After directing one of Loretta Young's last theatrical films Cause for Alarm! (1951), Garnett travelled to the United Kingdom in the early 1950s for a few films. Upon his return to the U.S., he worked mainly in television in popular series such as The Loretta Young Show, Wagon Train, Laramie, The Untouchables, Naked City, Rawhide, and Bonanza.

Garnett died from leukemia in Sawtelle, California at the age of 83.

He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Garnett published a book titled Directing: Learn from the Masters ISBN 0-8108-3046-9 as well as his autobiography, titled Light Your Torches and Pull Up Your Tights ISBN 0-8700-0204-X

Description above from the Wikipedia article Tay Garnett, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Tay Garnett  (born William Taylor Garnett 13 June 1894 – 3 October 1977) was an American film director and writer.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Garnett served as a naval aviator in World War I and entered films as a screenwriter in 1920. He was a gagwriter for Mack Sennett and Hal Roach, then joined Pathé and began to direct films in 1928. Among his films are One Way Passage (1932), China Seas (1935), Eternally Yours (1939), Seven Sinners (1940), Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941), The Cross of Lorraine (1943), and Bataan (1943). He is best known as the director of the 1946 thriller The Postman Always Rings Twice with John Garfield and Lana Turner. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) with Bing Crosby and Rhonda Fleming was also well-received. Garnett also worked in radio as a writer, director and narrator. He created a show titled "Three Sheets to the Wind"(1942) which starred John Wayne as Dan O'Brien, an American private eye posing as a drunk on a luxury liner sailing from England in 1939.

After directing one of Loretta Young's last theatrical films Cause for Alarm! (1951), Garnett travelled to the United Kingdom in the early 1950s for a few films. Upon his return to the U.S., he worked mainly in television in popular series such as The Loretta Young Show, Wagon Train, Laramie, The Untouchables, Naked City, Rawhide, and Bonanza.

Garnett died from leukemia in Sawtelle, California at the age of 83.

He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Garnett published a book titled Directing: Learn from the Masters ISBN 0-8108-3046-9 as well as his autobiography, titled Light Your Torches and Pull Up Your Tights ISBN 0-8700-0204-X

Description above from the Wikipedia article Tay Garnett, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 76

Birthday 1894-06-13

Day of Death 1977-10-03

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Taylor Garnett

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1975 Timber Tramps Director
1975 Challenge to be Free Director
1970 The Delta Factor Director
1965 The Loner (1 episode)Director
1965 The Legend of Jesse James (2 episodes)Director
1963 The Best of Cinerama Director
1963 Cattle King Director
1961 87th Precinct (1 episode)Director
1960 The Tall Man (2 episodes)Director
1960 A Terrible Beauty Director
1960 Overland Trail (4 episodes)Director
1959 The Deputy (7 episodes)Director
1959 Rawhide (3 episodes)Director
1958 Naked City (2 episodes)Director
1957 Alcoa Theatre (3 episodes)Director
1956 Seven Wonders of the World Director
1955 Screen Director's Playhouse (3 episodes)Director
1955 Gunsmoke (3 episodes)Director
1954 The Black Knight Director
1953 Main Street to Broadway Director
1953 Letter to Loretta (1 episode)Director
1952 One Minute to Zero Director
1951 Soldiers Three Director
1951 Cause for Alarm Director
1950 The Fireball Director
1949 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Director
1947 Wild Harvest Director
1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice Director
1945 The Valley of Decision Director
1944 Mrs. Parkington Director
1944 Since You Went Away Director
1943 The Cross of Lorraine Director
1943 Bataan Director
1942 My Favorite Spy Director
1941 Cheers For Miss Bishop Director
1940 Seven Sinners Director
1939 Slightly Honorable Director
1939 Eternally Yours Director
1938 Trade Winds Director
1938 Joy of Living Director
1937 Stand-In Director
1937 Slave Ship Director
1937 Love Is News Director
1935 Professional Soldier Director
1935 She Couldn't Take It Director
1935 China Seas Director
1934 S.O.S. Iceberg Director
1933 Destination Unknown Director
1932 One Way Passage Director
1932 Okay, America! Director
1932 Panama Flo Director
1932 Prestige Director
1931 Bad Company Director
1930 Officer O'Brien Director
1930 Her Man Director
1929 Oh, Yeah! Director
1929 The Flying Fool Director
1928 The Spieler Director
1928 Celebrity Director
1925 All Wool Director
1925 Riders of the Kitchen Range Director

Writing

1950 The Fireball Writer
1938 Trade Winds Story
1932 Prestige Adaptation
1931 Bad Company Writer
1930 Her Man Story
1929 Oh, Yeah! Writer
1928 Power Story Screenplay
1928 Skyscraper Writer
1927 The Wise Wife Screenplay
1927 Long Pants Writer
1927 Getting Gertie's Garter Writer
1927 White Gold Adaptation
1926 The Cruise of the Jasper B Adaptation
1925 Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde Writer
1925 The Sleuth Writer
1925 Navy Blue Days Writer
1925 Twins Writer
1924 Galloping Bungalows Writer

Production

1952 One Minute to Zero Producer
1941 Weekend for Three Producer
1941 Unexpected Uncle Producer
1939 Slightly Honorable Producer
1938 Joy of Living Producer

Acting

1940 Seven Sinners as Drunken Sailor - Fight Sequence
1939 Slightly Honorable as Reporter
1939 Eternally Yours as Pilot

Crew

1927 Fiddlesticks Title Graphics

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