Stanley Prager

Stanley Prager (January 8, 1917 – January 18, 1972) was an American actor and a television and theatre director.

Stanley Prager
Born(1917-01-08)January 8, 1917
New York City, U.S.
DiedJanuary 18, 1972(1972-01-18) (aged 55)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, theatre director, TV producer
Years active1939–1972
(m. 1954; his death 1972)

Life and careerEdit

Born in New York City, Prager began his career as the stage manager for the Broadway production The Skin of Our Teeth in 1942. He spent the remainder of the decade acting in mostly B-movies, with occasional roles in better films such as A Bell for Adano, Gun Crazy, In the Meantime, Darling, and A Foreign Affair.

After his name appeared on the Hollywood blacklist, Prager returned to Broadway as a performer in Two on the Aisle, Two's Company, Room Service, and The Pajama Game. He switched gears and began directing with Neil Simon's Come Blow Your Horn in 1961. Additional theatre directing credits include Bravo Giovanni, Minnie's Boys, Don't Drink the Water, and 70, Girls, 70.

Prager's television directing credits include The Love Song of Barney Kempinski for ABC Stage 67, Car 54, Where Are You?, and The Patty Duke Show. For producer Sidney Pink, Prager directed two films in Europe: Madigan's Millions the first film to star Dustin Hoffman, and Bang Bang Kid starring Tom Bosley and Guy Madison.

Prager married actress Georgann Johnson on July 31, 1954; they remained together until his death on January 18, 1972. The couple had four children, which include former teen actresses Anne and Sally Prager. Prager died of a heart attack at the family home in Los Angeles.


Year Title Role Notes
1944 The Eve of St. Mark Pvt. Glinka
1944 Take It or Leave It Herb Gordon
1944 In the Meantime, Darling Lt. Philip 'Red' Pianatowski
1944 Something for the Boys Corporal Uncredited
1945 Junior Miss Joe - Elevator Operator
1945 A Bell for Adano Sgt. Trampani
1945 Doll Face Flo's Aide
1946 Behind Green Lights Ruzinsky - Milkman
1946 Do You Love Me Jay Dilly
1946 Gentleman Joe Palooka Rapadsky
1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim Office Lookout Uncredited
1947 Stork Bites Man Invisible Stork Voice
1948 Here Comes Trouble Cartoonist Uncredited
1948 A Foreign Affair Mike
1948 They Live by Night Short Order Man Uncredited
1948 Joe Palooka in Winner Take All Reporter
1948 You Gotta Stay Happy Jack Samuels
1948 Force of Evil Wally
1949 The Lady Takes a Sailor Taxi Driver Uncredited
1950 Gun Crazy Bluey-Bluey
1950 Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance Ward Uncredited
1950 I'll Get By Song Plugger Uncredited
1950 Dark City Sammy Uncredited
1950 Joe Palooka in the Squared Circle TV Announcer
1950 Three Husbands Sharpy - Tout Uncredited
1951 M Police Detective Uncredited

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