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Birth name George Schweinfurth
Nationality USA
Birth 14 december 1932 at Chicago (USA)
Death 11 august 2008 (at 75 years) at Santa Monica (USA)

George Furth (December 14, 1932 – August 11, 2008) was an American librettist, playwright, and actor.


Furth was born George Schweinfurth in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Evelyn (née Tuerk) and George Schweinfurth. He majored in drama & theatre at Northwestern University and received his master's degree from Columbia University.

A life member of The Actors Studio, Furth made his Broadway debut as an actor in the 1961 play A Cook for Mr. General, followed by the musical Hot Spot two years later. He was also known for his collaborations with Stephen Sondheim: the highly successful Company, the ill-fated Merrily We Roll Along and the equally ill-fated drama, Getting Away with Murder. Furth penned the plays Twigs, The Supporting Cast, and Precious Sons, and wrote the book for the Kander and Ebb musical, The Act.

One of Furth's last writing projects was a foray into an area where he had not previously endeavored. Furth penned the lyrics for a musical revue, with music by Doug Katsaros. Furth and Katsaros shaped the work with San Francisco director Mike Ward into "The End-a new musical revue". The piece was performed at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre Center during the summer of 2004 and was billed as a "Pre-U.S. Tour Workshop Production". The piece was reworked twice, with the title changing to Last Call and Happy Hour, respectively.

Frequently cast as a bespectacled, ineffectual milquetoast, Furth appeared in such films as The Best Man, Myra Breckinridge, Hooper, Blazing Saddles, Oh God!, Shampoo, The Cannonball Run, Young Doctors in Love, Doctor Detroit, Bulworth and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. His many television credits include Tammy, McHale's Navy, Ironside, I Dream of Jeannie, That Girl, Green Acres, The Monkees, Batman, The Odd Couple, Bonanza, Happy Days, All in the Family, Murphy Brown, L.A. Law, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Murder, She Wrote, Little House on the Prairie, Love, American Style, Adam-12, F Troop and the made-for-TV movie The Scarlett O'Hara War, in which he portrayed famed film director George Cukor.

He adapted his play Twigs as a 1975 television production, starring Carol Burnett. He also worked as a voice actor in several episodes of the animated television series The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda for Hanna-Barbera Productions.

Usually with

Hal Needham
Hal Needham
(4 films)
Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(2 films)
Jack Solomon
Jack Solomon
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of George Furth (32 films)

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Goodbye Lover, 1h37
Directed by Roland Joffé
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Patricia Arquette, Dermot Mulroney, Mary-Louise Parker, Ellen DeGeneres, Don Johnson, John Neville
Roles Mr. Merritt
Rating56% 2.800532.800532.800532.800532.80053
Sandra, jeune agent immobilier en pleine ascension, a toutes les chances de réussir. Néanmoins, Jake, son mari, est alcoolique. Ce dernier ne doit son poste dans une agence de publicité qu'à la protection de son frère, qui la dirige. Afin de sauver leur couple et de mener une existence agréable, Sandra se lance dans une diabolique machination. Elle n'hésitera pas à faire tout ce qui est en son pouvoir pour y arriver... Elle avait tout prévu, sauf l'imprévisible !
Bulworth (1998)
, 1h48
Directed by Warren Beatty
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about suicide, Political films, Children's films
Actors Halle Berry, Warren Beatty, Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle, Sean Astin, Paul Sorvino
Roles Older Man
Rating67% 3.397723.397723.397723.397723.39772
A down-on-his-luck Democratic Senator, Jay Bulworth is losing his bid for re-election to a fiery young populist. Bulworth's socialist views, formed in the 1960s and 1970s, have lost favor with voters, so he has conceded to more conservative politics and to accepting donations from big corporations. In addition, though he and his wife have been having affairs with each other's knowledge for years, they must still present a happy façade in the interest of maintaining a good public image.
The Man with Two Brains, 1h33
Directed by Carl Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Comedy horror films
Actors Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, James Cromwell, Paul Benedict, George Furth
Roles Timon
Rating63% 3.198513.198513.198513.198513.19851
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin), a widowed brain surgeon, is renowned for inventing a method of "cranial screw-top" brain surgery. He saves the life of Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner), a gold-digging femme fatale who is accidentally run over by Hfuhruhurr when fleeing the scene of her latest husband's fatal coronary (which her malicious mind-games and scheming caused).
Doctor Detroit, 1h30
Directed by Michael Pressman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Spy films
Actors Dan Aykroyd, Parley Baer, Howard Hesseman, Fran Drescher, Blackie Dammett, Donna Dixon
Roles Arthur Skridlow
Rating52% 2.6008552.6008552.6008552.6008552.600855
A introverted geek, Clifford Skridlow (Dan Aykroyd), is a professor of comparative literature at the financially strapped (fictional) Monroe College in Chicago.
MegaForce (1982)
, 1h39
Directed by Hal Needham
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Actors Barry Bostwick, Michael Beck, Persis Khambatta, Edward Mulhare, Henry Silva, George Furth
Roles Professor Eggstrum
Rating36% 1.80751.80751.80751.80751.8075
As Hunter dirige Megaforce, un commando d'élite américain en motocyclettes à lance-missiles (Delta MK 4 Megafighter) et en buggies, et parcourt le monde pour combattre le mal.
Young Doctors in Love, 1h36
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Sean Young, Michael McKean, Crystal Bernard, Harry Dean Stanton, Kyle T. Heffner, Dabney Coleman
Roles The Patients - Disgusting Looking Patient
Rating54% 2.749482.749482.749482.749482.74948
A brilliant young trainee can't stand the sight of blood. A doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet. There's a mafioso on the loose disguised as a woman - in other words all the usual ingredients present and correct, though in this case the laughs are intentional.
The Cannonball Run, 1h35
Directed by Hal Needham
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Jackie Chan, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.
Roles A.F. Foyt
Rating61% 3.099263.099263.099263.099263.09926
Race teams have gathered in Connecticut to start a cross-country car race. One at a time, teams drive up to the starters' stand, punch a time card to indicate their time of departure, then take off.
Hooper (1978)
, 1h37
Directed by Hal Needham
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Burt Reynolds, Jan-Michael Vincent, Adam West, Sally Field, Brian Keith, Robert Klein
Roles Bidwell
Rating63% 3.198913.198913.198913.198913.19891
Sonny Hooper (Burt Reynolds), known as "Hollywood's Greatest Stuntman," is Adam West's stunt double on the action film The Spy Who Laughed at Danger. Hooper's on-set antics and wisecracks are a trial for egotistical director Roger Deal (Robert Klein), and even more so for Roger's bossy, obnoxious (but cowardly) assistant Tony (Alfie Wise), who gets Hooper in trouble with the Humane Society over a stunt involving a dog. Years of physical abuse on are fast catching up with Hooper, with the numerous stunts (referred to in the movie business as "gags") and his use of painkillers beginning to take their toll on his body.
Oh, God!
Oh, God! (1977)
, 1h38
Directed by Carl Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion
Actors George Burns, John Denver, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence, Ralph Bellamy, William Daniels
Roles Briggs
Rating65% 3.2985853.2985853.2985853.2985853.298585
God appears as a kindly old man to Jerry Landers, an assistant supermarket manager. After a few failed attempts in trying to set up an "interview," God tells Jerry that he has been selected to be His messenger to the modern world, much like a contemporary Moses. Timidly at first, Landers tells his wife, children and a religious editor of the Los Angeles Times of his encounters with God and soon becomes a national icon of comedic fodder.
Airport '77, 1h54
Directed by Jerry Jameson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Disaster, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, Films about hijackings
Actors Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, James Stewart, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Brenda Vaccaro
Roles Gerald Lucas
Rating57% 2.897942.897942.897942.897942.89794
A privately owned luxury Boeing 747-100, Stevens' Flight 23, flies invited guests to an estate in Palm Beach, Florida, owned by wealthy philanthropist Philip Stevens, who also owns the jetliner. Valuable artwork from Stevens's private collection is also on board the jetliner, to be eventually displayed in his new museum. Such a collection motivates a group of thieves led by co-pilot Bob Chambers to hijack the aircraft.
American Raspberry, 1h15
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Kinky Friedman, Warren Oates, Dick O'Neill, George Furth, Joanna Cassidy, Harry Shearer
Rating49% 2.471412.471412.471412.471412.47141
American Raspberry tells the story of what happens when some strange unknown sources takes over the air waves and replaces the normal programs with rude, crude, and politically incorrect programming and commercials. The President of the United States (George Furth) demands that something be done about the distasteful programming.
Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Western
Actors Clu Gulager, Blair Brown, Ralph Bellamy, Stella Stevens, Tricia O'Neil, George Furth
Roles Conroy
Rating63% 3.1731553.1731553.1731553.1731553.173155
En Californie, un rancher engage une détective privé pour retrouver sa fille disparue...
Shampoo (1975)
, 1h49
Directed by Hal Ashby
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Political films
Actors Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Lee Grant, Jack Warden, Tony Bill
Roles Mr. Pettis
Rating63% 3.1971353.1971353.1971353.1971353.197135
Shampoo is set during a 24-hour period in 1968, on the eve of a presidential election that would result in Richard Nixon's election to the American presidency. George Roundy is a successful Beverly Hills hairdresser, whose occupation and charisma have provided him the perfect platform from which to meet and have sex with beautiful women, including his current girlfriend Jill.
Let's Switch!
Directed by Alan Rafkin
Genres Comedy
Actors Barbara Eden, Barbara Feldon, George Furth, Barra Grant, Penny Marshall, Richard Schaal
Roles Sidney King
Rating64% 3.214563.214563.214563.214563.21456
Lacy Colbert (Barbara Eden), a housewife, and her best friend Kate Fleming (Barbara Feldon), a glamorous magazine editor, decide to switch lifestyles which creates chaos.