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Gene Reynolds

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gene Reynolds (born Eugene Reynolds Blumenthal, April 4, 1923) is an American actor, television writer, director, and producer. He was one of the producers of the TV series M*A*S*H. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Reynolds was raised in Detroit, Michigan, where his father was a businessman and entrepreneur. The family relocated to Los Angeles, California in 1934. Reynolds made his screen debut in the 1934 Our Gang short Washee Ironee, and for the next three decades made numerous appearances in films such as In Old Chicago (1937), Captains Courageous (1937), Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938), Boys Town (1938), They Shall Have Music (1939), Santa Fe Trail (1940), Adventure in Washington (1941), Eagle Squadron (1942) and The Country Girl (1954), and on television series like I Love Lucy, Armstrong Circle Theatre, Whirlybirds, and Hallmark Hall of Fame. He was contracted to MGM between 1937-1940. He was in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1957, Reynolds joined forces with Frank Gruber and James Brooks to create Tales of Wells Fargo for NBC. During the program's five-year run he wrote and directed numerous episodes. Additional directing credits include multiple episodes of Leave It to Beaver, The Andy Griffith Show, The Farmer's Daughter, My Three Sons, F Troop, Hogan's Heroes, Room 222, and Many Happy Returns. As a writer, director, and producer, Reynolds was involved with two highly successful CBS series in the 1970s and early 1980s. Between 1972 and 1983, he produced 120 episodes of M*A*S*H, which he co-created with Larry Gelbart, and for which he also wrote 11 episodes and directed 24. During that same period, he produced 22 episodes of Lou Grant, for which he wrote (or co-wrote) five episodes and directed 11. Reynolds has been nominated for twenty-four Emmy Awards and won six times, including Outstanding Comedy Series for M*A*S*H and Outstanding Drama Series twice for Lou Grant, 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. Reynolds was elected President of the Directors Guild of America in 1993, a post he held for four years until 1997. Reynolds was married to actress-turned-author Bonnie Jones, who appeared in five episodes of M*A*S*H as Lt. Barbara Bannerman, from 1967 until 1976, when the couple divorced. He and his current wife, actress Ann Sweeny, who also appeared on M*A*S*H as Nurse Carrie Donovan in two episodes, married in 1979 and have one son, Andrew Reynolds.

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Apr 4, 1923 In Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Sins of Man 1936-06-18
Latest Project:
Movie The Real M*A*S*H 2010-09-01
Known For
Poster of Santa Fe Trail
Poster of Bad Little Angel
Poster of The Crowd Roars
Poster of The Californian
Movie The Real M*A*S*H Himself 2010-09-01
Movie Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust Himself 2004-01-01
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Movie The Country Girl Larry 1955-05-17
Series Public Defender Unknown 1954-03-11
Series Studio 57 Unknown 1954-09-21
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie 99 River Street Chuck 1953-03-10
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series The Man Behind the Badge Unknown 1953-10-11
Series I Led Three Lives Unknown 1953-10-01
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Series Dragnet Unknown 1951-12-16
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie The Big Cat Wid Hawks, Gil' Son 1949-04-01
Movie Jungle Patrol Lt. Marion Minor 1948-01-01
Movie The Tuttles of Tahiti Ru 1942-05-01
Movie Junior G-Men of the Air Eddie Holden 1942-06-30
Movie Eagle Squadron The kid 1942-06-16
Movie Andy Hardy's Private Secretary Jimmy McMahon 1941-02-21
Movie Adventure in Washington Marty Driscoll 1941-05-29
Movie The Penalty 'Roosty' 1941-03-13
Movie The Blue Bird Studious Boy 1940-01-19
Movie Edison, the Man Jimmy Price 1940-05-10
Movie The Mortal Storm Rudi 1940-06-14
Movie Santa Fe Trail Jason Brown 1940-12-13
Movie Gallant Sons Johnny Davis 1940-11-15
Movie The Flying Irishman Douglas Corrigan (as a boy) 1939-04-07
Movie The Spirit of Culver Carruthers 1939-03-10
Movie They Shall Have Music Frankie 1939-08-18
Movie Bad Little Angel Thomas 'Tommy' Wilks 1939-10-27
Movie Love Finds Andy Hardy James 'Jimmy' MacMahon, Jr. 1938-07-22
Movie Of Human Hearts Jason Wilkins as a Child 1938-02-11
Movie In Old Chicago Dion O'Leary (as a boy) 1938-04-15
Movie The Crowd Roars Tommy McCoy, as a boy 1938-08-06
Movie Boys Town Tony Ponessa 1938-09-09
Movie Captains Courageous Boy in Print Shop (uncredited) 1937-06-25
Movie The Californian Ramon as a Child 1937-07-18
Movie Madame X Raymond Fleuriot, Age 12-14 1937-10-01
Movie Sins of Man Karl Freyman as a Boy 1936-06-18
Movie Thank You, Jeeves! Bobby Smith 1936-06-30