Tay Garnett

Tay Garnett

director, writer, actor

Tay Garnett was born on Jun 13, 1894 in USA. Tay Garnett's big-screen debut came with Broken Chains directed by Allen Holubar in 1922. Tay Garnett is known for The Postman Always Rings Twice directed by Tay Garnett, Lana Turner stars as Cora Smith and John Garfield as Frank Chambers. Tay Garnett has got 2 awards and 3 nominations so far. The most recent award Tay Garnett achieved is Walk of Fame. The upcoming new movie Tay Garnett plays is The Timber Tramps which will be released on Dec 31, 1975.

Following his service as a naval aviator in WW I, Tay Garnett entered films in 1920 as a screenwriter. After a stint as a gag writer for Mack Sennett and Hal Roach he joined Pathe, then the distributor for both competing comedy producers, and in 1928 began directing for that company. Garnett garnered some attention in the early 1930s with such films as Voyage sans retour (1932) and Her Man (1930), but his best work came in the mid-'30s and early 1940s with such films as La malle de Singapour (1935), Le dernier négrier (1937) and La Maison des 7 péchés (1940). His best known film would have to the John Garfield/Lana Turner vehicle Le facteur sonne toujours deux fois (1946), although his version of Un Yankee à la cour du roi Arthur (1949) was a well-deserved critical and commercial success as well. Garnett journeyed to England in the early 1950s for several films, but upon his return made only a few pictures before jumping enthusiastically into television. He resurfaced on the big screen in the early 1970s to shoot a pair of minor outdoor epics in Alaska, then retired. He died of leukemia in 1977.

  • Birthday

    Jun 13, 1894
  • Place of Birth

    Los Angeles, California, USA

Known For


2 wins & 3 nominations

Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame
National Board of Review, USA
Best Director
Winner - NBR Award

Movies & TV Shows