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'''George O'Hanlon''' (March 28, 1914 - August 29, 1988) aged 74 was an American screen actor, comedian, and voice actor. He was a native of Brooklyn, New York City.
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'''George O'Hanlon''' (born 23 November 1912, Brooklyn, New York) was an American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer and director. He is known for voicing [[George Jetson]] in the [[Hanna-Barbera]] animated television series ''[[The Jetsons]]'', in both the 1962-1963 and the 1985-1987 versions.
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== Early Career ==
 
In the early 1940s, George was a character comedian in feature films (usually portraying the role of the hero's streetwise, cynical friend). From 1942 to 1956, he was known for his role in the Warner Bros. live action short "Joe McDoakes" films, but returned to character work afterward, mostly in television.
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== Television Career ==
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George appeared several times in the NBC show ''The Dennis Day Show'' during the 1953-54 season. In 1958, he starred in the syndicated romantic comedy ''How to Marry a Millionaire''.
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George was originally hired to be the voice of Fred Flintstone in the animated series ''[[The Flintstones]]'', but one of the sponsors didn't think that he was right for the part and he was replaced by actor Alan Reed.
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In the autumn of 1964, he appeared as a cab driver in the thirteen-episode CBS drama ''The Reporter'' starring Harry Guardino.
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In 1966, George appeared opposite Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden's loudmouthed "''bum brother-in-law''" in his first TV show of the 1966-67 season.
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George also made various appearances in the ABC network show ''Love, American Style'' (for which he wrote the screenplays and also directed several episodes).
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In 1971, he appeared as a bear trainer in a season two episode of ''The Partridge Family''.
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== Writing Career ==
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George wrote screenplays and the storyboard for nearly all of the Joe McDoakes shorts. He also wrote stories for television series in the 1960s (such as ''Petticoat Junction'' and ''77 Sunset Strip'') and even wrote episodes for ''The Flintstones''.
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== Death ==
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In the mid-'80s, George suffered from a stroke which impaired his memory and left him partially blind.
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For "The Jetsons" productions from 1985 to 1988, he recorded his lines apart from the cast and the dialogue had to be read to him line by line and recorded in the same fashion.
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While recording the dialogue for ''[[Jetsons: The Movie]]'', George died from a second stroke. According to voice director Andrea Romano, George found it difficult to read and hear and in the end, he had died in the recording studio doing what he loved. ''[[Jetsons: The Movie]]'' was dedicated to him and his ''Jetsons'' co-star [[Mel Blanc]] (who also died in the same year).
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George is interred in the Pierce Brothers Valley Oak Cemetery in Westlake Village, California.
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== Personal Life ==
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George was the son of actor Sam Rice. His cousin Virginia O'Hanlon is the subject of the famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus."
   
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George was first married to actress Martha Stewart from 6 August 1949 and divorced on 1 February 1952.
Movie fans know him best as the star of Warner Bros' live-action Joe McDoakes short subjects from 1942 to 1956. Television viewers recognize him as the voice of George Jetson in [[Hanna-Barbera|Hanna-Barbera's]]AC 1962 prime-time animated television series The Jetsons and its 1980s revival.
 
   
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In 1952, George remarried to fellow actor Nancy Owens and together, they had two children: a son, actor George O'Hanlon Jr & a daughter, registered nurse Laurie O'Hanlon). The couple remained married until George's death.
From the early 1940s, O'Hanlon was a character comedian in feature films, usually playing the hero's streetwise, cynical friend. He appeared in features for various studios while continuing in the Joe McDoakes role for Warners. After the McDoakes series lapsed in 1956, O'Hanlon returned to character work, mostly in television (two rare post-McDoakes movie appearances are in Bop Girl Goes Calypso and Kronos, both from 1957).
 
   
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O'Hanlon married Nancy, a fellow actor, and they had two children: actor\writer George O'Hanlon, Jr and daughter Laurie O'Hanlon, a registered nurse). They remained married until his death.
In 1958, O'Hanlon played a New York publicist for a fashion model, Loco Jones, portrayed by Barbara Eden in her first sitcom, the syndicated romantic comedy, How to Marry a Millionaire. In the autumn of 1964, he appeared as a cab driver in the thirteen-episode CBS drama The Reporter starring Harry Guardino in the title role of Danny Taylor of the fictitious New York Globe newspaper. Gary Merrill co-starred as city editor Lou Sheldon.
 
   
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In 1962, He appeared famously as the voice of '''[[George Jetson]]'''.
 
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Latest revision as of 00:12, 21 January 2021

George O'Hanlon
GOH.jpg

Born

1912

Died

1989

George O'Hanlon (born 23 November 1912, Brooklyn, New York) was an American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer and director. He is known for voicing George Jetson in the Hanna-Barbera animated television series The Jetsons, in both the 1962-1963 and the 1985-1987 versions.

Early Career

In the early 1940s, George was a character comedian in feature films (usually portraying the role of the hero's streetwise, cynical friend). From 1942 to 1956, he was known for his role in the Warner Bros. live action short "Joe McDoakes" films, but returned to character work afterward, mostly in television.

Television Career

George appeared several times in the NBC show The Dennis Day Show during the 1953-54 season. In 1958, he starred in the syndicated romantic comedy How to Marry a Millionaire.

George was originally hired to be the voice of Fred Flintstone in the animated series The Flintstones, but one of the sponsors didn't think that he was right for the part and he was replaced by actor Alan Reed.

In the autumn of 1964, he appeared as a cab driver in the thirteen-episode CBS drama The Reporter starring Harry Guardino.

In 1966, George appeared opposite Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden's loudmouthed "bum brother-in-law" in his first TV show of the 1966-67 season.

George also made various appearances in the ABC network show Love, American Style (for which he wrote the screenplays and also directed several episodes).

In 1971, he appeared as a bear trainer in a season two episode of The Partridge Family.

Writing Career

George wrote screenplays and the storyboard for nearly all of the Joe McDoakes shorts. He also wrote stories for television series in the 1960s (such as Petticoat Junction and 77 Sunset Strip) and even wrote episodes for The Flintstones.

Death

In the mid-'80s, George suffered from a stroke which impaired his memory and left him partially blind.

For "The Jetsons" productions from 1985 to 1988, he recorded his lines apart from the cast and the dialogue had to be read to him line by line and recorded in the same fashion.

While recording the dialogue for Jetsons: The Movie, George died from a second stroke. According to voice director Andrea Romano, George found it difficult to read and hear and in the end, he had died in the recording studio doing what he loved. Jetsons: The Movie was dedicated to him and his Jetsons co-star Mel Blanc (who also died in the same year).

George is interred in the Pierce Brothers Valley Oak Cemetery in Westlake Village, California.

Personal Life

George was the son of actor Sam Rice. His cousin Virginia O'Hanlon is the subject of the famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus."

George was first married to actress Martha Stewart from 6 August 1949 and divorced on 1 February 1952.

In 1952, George remarried to fellow actor Nancy Owens and together, they had two children: a son, actor George O'Hanlon Jr & a daughter, registered nurse Laurie O'Hanlon). The couple remained married until George's death.

O'Hanlon married Nancy, a fellow actor, and they had two children: actor\writer George O'Hanlon, Jr and daughter Laurie O'Hanlon, a registered nurse). They remained married until his death.