Gene Reynolds

Gene Reynolds

Birth
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 3 Feb 2020 (aged 96)
Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Inspiration Slope section, Map #A22, Lot 987, Companion Lawn Crypt Space 2
Memorial ID 206844051 · View Source
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Actor, writer, producer, director. Co-creator and producer of the CBS television series "M.A.S.H." and "Lou Grant." A child actor, he first appeared in "Washee Ironee," an Our Gang short film in 1934. His other film appearances included Laurel and Hardy's "March of the Wooden Soldiers" (1934), "Heidi" (1937), "Captains Courageous" (1937), "Love Finds Andy Hardy" (1938), "Boys Town" (1938), and "Santa Fe Trail" (1940). After serving in the United States Navy for four years, he had small roles on television series, such as "The Lone Ranger," "Dragnet," "You Are There," and "Highway Patrol." His film career as an adult actor included "The Country Girl" (1954) and "The Bridges of Toko-Ri" (1954). He shifted gears in the 1950s and started working behind the scenes. In 1957 he co-created the western television series "Tales of Wells Fargo." He spent the 1960s directing television episodes and was subsequently signed up by Twentieth Century Fox. Along with Larry Gelbart, he brought the popular 1970 movie "M.A.S.H." to the small screen in 1972, and his name in the closing credits became as familiar to fans as the stars who appeared in the opening credits. In 1977 he moved on to co-create and serve as executive producer on the television drama series "Lou Grant." He was awarded six primetime Emmy Awards for "Room 222" (1969), "M.A.S.H." (1974, 1975, 1976), and "Lou Grant" (1979, 1980). He received a Writer's Guild of America Award for "M.A.S.H." (1981), and four Director's Guild Awards (1973, 1974, 1979, 1993). He served as President of the Director's Guild from 1993 to 1997.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gene Reynolds (4 Apr 1923–3 Feb 2020), Find a Grave Memorial no. 206844051, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .