Gene Fowler Jr.

Active - 1941 - 1989  |   Born - May 27, 1917   |   Died - May 11, 1998   |   Genres - Drama, Western, Comedy, Action

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Veteran editor and director Gene Fowler was distinguished for both his work in films and television. His awards include an Oscar nomination for editing It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) and a Golden Globe award for Walls of Fire(1971); he won Emmy awards for The Glass House (1972), and for episodes of The Waltons (1973) and The Blue Knight (1974). As a film director, Fowler is probably best-remembered for the cult favorite I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957). Fowler studied filmmaking at the University of Southern California in the mid-'30s. Following graduation, he landed an editing job at 20th Century Fox. He received his first film credit for the Henry Fonda vehicle The Ox-Bow Incident (1943). During WWII, Fowler was a lieutenant in the Army Special Services. As an editor, Fowler was twice the president of the American Cinema Editors. He received the organization's Eddie Award during their 1964-1965 annual ceremony.

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