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Tay Garnett

Born: Jun 13, 1894

Death: Oct 3, 1977

Birthplace: Los Angeles

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Tay Garnett

Date of Birth : Jun 13, 1894
Date of Death : Oct 3, 1977
Birth Place : Los Angeles

William Taylor "Tay" Garnett was an American film director and writer. Born in Los Angeles, California, Garnett served as a naval aviator in World War I and entered films as a screenwriter in 1920. He was a gagwriter for Mack Sennett and Hal Roach, then joined Pathe and began to direct films in 1928. Among his films are One Way Passage, China Seas, Eternally Yours, Seven Sinners, Cheers for Miss Bishop, The Cross of Lorraine, and Bataan. He is best known as the director of the 1946 thriller The Postman Always Rings Twice with John Garfield and Lana Turner. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court with Bing Crosby and Rhonda Fleming was also well received. Garnett also worked in radio as a writer, director and narrator. He created a show titled "Three Sheets to the Wind" which starred John Wayne as Dan O'Brien, an American private eye posing as a drunk on a luxury liner sailing from England in 1939. After directing one of Loretta Young's last theatrical films Cause for Alarm!, Garnett travelled to the United Kingdom in the early 1950s for a few films.


  • Actor
  • Film Producer
  • Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director
  • Television Director

Also known as

  • William Taylor Garnett
  • Taylor Garnett


  • Patsy Ruth Miller
  • Mari Aldon
  • Helga Moray


  • Tiela Aldon Garnett
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