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Don McGuire (I) (1919–1999)

American screenwriter and director Don McGuire was a former Warner Brothers contract player and Hollywood press agent during the 1940s. He had a background in journalism, having begun his professional life as a reporter for the Hearst press. After four years of military service, he acted on screen in small roles as interns, barmen or drivers. After... See full bio »

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Tootsie Writer
Hennesey Writer
Congo Bill Congo Bill
Hear Me Good Writer


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 1982 Tootsie (story)
 1979 From Here to Eternity (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Part III (1979) ... (writer)
- Part II (1979) ... (writer)
- Part I (1979) ... (writer)
 1965 Mona McCluskey (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1965) ... (written by)
 1965 McGhee (TV Movie)
 1965 Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- McGhee (1965) ... (writer)
  Don't Call Me Charlie (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1962 - 1963) (creator - 1 episode, 1963)
- Lorenzo Johnson, D.V.M., Retired (1963) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Play It, Sam (1962) ... (writer)
- Vive Judson McKay (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 Charley Angelo (TV Short)
  Hennesey (TV Series) (creator - 94 episodes, 1959 - 1962) (written by - 3 episodes, 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1961)
- I Thee Wed (1962) ... (creator)
- Martha (1962) ... (creator)
- Hennesey Meets Soupy Sales (1962) ... (creator)
- Calling Doctor Good-Deed (1962) ... (creator)
- The Best Man (1962) ... (creator)
 1957 Hear Me Good
 1956 Johnny Concho (screenplay)
 1955 Artists and Models (adaptation)
 1955 Allen in Movieland (TV Movie)
 1955 Bad Day at Black Rock (adaptation)
 1954 3 Ring Circus (story and screenplay)
 1953 Walking My Baby Back Home (screenplay)
 1952 Back at the Front (screenplay) / (story)
 1952 Meet Danny Wilson (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 Double Deal (story by)
 1950 Dial 1119 (from a story by)
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Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Director (9 credits)
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Unsold pilot: Wrote and produced a pilot called "A Man Named McGee" which starred Jeremy Slate as a man who inherits a tropical island. See more »

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Actress Gloria Jean remembers walking up to him and saying "McGuire, that's a fine Irish name." He said "I'm not Irish, I'm Jewish. Mordecai Rose is my name.".

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