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George Englund

Palm Springs, California

1926 - 2017


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Wiefels Cremation and Funeral Services Obituary

Producer, Director, Screenwriter and Author George Englund passed away on September 14th following complications from a fall. George is known for such films as The Ugly American, The Shoes of the Fisherman, Zachariah and Challenger. His literary works include, The Way It's Never Been Done Before:...

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George was a very generous man. He was animated, funny, and so intelligent. He passed those traits along to George Jr as well. George Sr often spent time at the Palm Springs Stroke Recovery Center (aka the Neuro Vitality Center) telling such interesting tales about his life. My husband was a stroke victim and all of us there so appreciated his visits. George Jr volunteered his time there on many occasions also. Even though he was a very busy man with his own career, he was faithful to help...

George would come here to the Stroke Recovery Center (now called the Neuro Vitality Center) and run the discussion group with our clients once or twice monthly. He did this for about 3 or 4 years and everyone here loved him and loved hearing all of his stories. He always walked in the room with a big smile and a wonderful attitude. We will all miss him. Blessings to his family.

In 1960 my mother and aunt, Polly Bleavins and Laura Williams, were domestic workers for Mr Englund and his wonderful mother.One day I went to work with my aunt. I was washing Mrs Englund car when George drove up. Although my hands were sudsy, he grabbed my hand and shook with vigor. That made me feel special. When he learned that I was graduating from middle school, he instructed my mom to take me to a mens clothing store on Whilshire Boulevard where he had an account. I was to pick out any...

My family sends our sincere condolences for your loss. May happy memories of your loved one and the words of Isaiah 57:15 provide you with much comfort.

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

I had the privilege of getting to know George when I had both Max and Graves in Second grade. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this heartfelt time.

We knew George through Frances Bowes. We found him very bright, inquisitive, and witty. Great company, all in all. End of an era...

Offering my condolences to the family and loved ones. "May mercy and peace and love be increased to you. "- Jude 2

My truly condolence to all of his family siblings.As I read his book about his friendship with Marlon Brando.Dear George Englund,spread your wings and fly**