Stanley Prager (January 8, 1917 – January 18, 1972) was an American actor and a television and theatre director.
|Born||January 8, 1917|
New York City, U.S.
|Died||January 18, 1972 55) (aged|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, theatre director, TV producer|
|Spouse(s)||Georgann Johnson (1954–1972; his death)|
|Children||Sally Prager, Anne Prager, Molly Prager, Carol Prager|
Life and career
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 The 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 his home at the time with Johnson in Los Angeles.
|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||Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance||Ward||Uncredited|
|1950||I'll Get By||Song Plugger||Uncredited|
|1950||Joe Palooka in the Squared Circle||TV Announcer|
|1950||Three Husbands||Sharpy - Tout||Uncredited|