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George Templeton (1906–1980)

George Templeton was born on November 11, 1906 in Mount Vernon, Texas, USA as George Becton Templeton. He was an assistant director and director, known for College Queen (1946), The Little Witch (1945) and Rawhide (1959). He was married to Frances Callaghan Templeton. He died on August 26, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »
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Known For

College Queen Director
The Little Witch Director
Rawhide Second Unit Director or Assistant Director


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 1974 Welcome to Arrow Beach (assistant director)
 1970 The Delta Factor (assistant director - as Dink Templeton)
 1969 Charro! (assistant director - as Dink Templeton)
 1968 The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz (assistant director - as George 'Dink' Templeton)
 1967 The Rat Patrol (TV Series) (assistant director - 13 episodes)
- The Two If by Sea Raid (1967) ... (assistant director - as Dink Templeton)
- The Life for a Life Raid (1967) ... (assistant director - as Dink Templeton)
- The Trial by Fire Raid (1967) ... (assistant director - as Dink Templeton)
- The Truce at Aburah Raid (1967) ... (assistant director)
- The Delilah Raid (1967) ... (assistant director - as Dink Templeton)
 1966 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series) (assistant director - 3 episodes)
- The Return of the Phantom (1966) ... (assistant director - as Dink Templeton)
- The Menfish (1966) ... (assistant director - as Dink Templeton)
- Dead Men's Doubloons (1966) ... (assistant director - as Dink Templeton)
 1959-1961 Rawhide (TV Series) (assistant director - 33 episodes)
- Incident of the Painted Lady (1961) ... (assistant director)
- Incident in the Middle of Nowhere (1961) ... (assistant director)
- Incident of the Boomerang (1961) ... (assistant director)
- Incident Near Gloomy River (1961) ... (assistant director)
- Incident at the Top of the World (1961) ... (assistant director)
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)
- Aftermath (1960) ... (assistant director)
 1957 Boots and Saddles (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)
- The Obsession (1957) ... (assistant director)
 1955 MGM Parade (TV Series documentary) (assistant director - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (1955) ... (assistant director)
 1948 Tap Roots (second unit director)
 1948 Hazard (assistant director)
 1947 Variety Girl (assistant director)
 1947 The Marauders (assistant director)
 1947 My Favorite Brunette (second unit director - uncredited)
 1945 The Affairs of Susan (assistant director - uncredited)
 1944 Here Come the Waves (assistant director)
 1944 I Love a Soldier (assistant director - as Dink Templeton)
 1944 Ministry of Fear (assistant director - uncredited)
 1942 This Gun for Hire (assistant director - uncredited)
 1941 The Night of January 16th (assistant director - as Dink Templeton)
 1940 Christmas in July (assistant director - uncredited)
 1940 The Great McGinty (assistant director - uncredited)
 1940 Road to Singapore (assistant director - uncredited)
 1940 Adventure in Diamonds (assistant director - uncredited)
 1939 Grand Jury Secrets (assistant director - uncredited)
 1939 Boy Trouble (assistant director - uncredited)
 1938 Campus Confessions (assistant director)
 1938 Tip-Off Girls (assistant director - uncredited)
 1937 Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (assistant director - uncredited)
 1936 The Milky Way (assistant director - uncredited)
Show Show Director (11 credits)
Show Show Production manager (3 credits)
Show Show Actor (9 credits)
Show Show Producer (8 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Dink Templeton | George 'Dink' Templeton | George B. Templeton


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Developed a pilot for a proposed series "Citizen Soldier" with Dalton Trumbo about military intelligence in the Cold War taking place in Germany. The US Army and Dept of State gave Templeton classified documents to use as background material for the series. See more »



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