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Academy Award winner George Wells built himself an incredible career as a screenwriter. He had his first film produced in the early 1950s. Wells began his writing career for film with such titles as "Merton of the Movies" (1947) with Red Skelton, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" (1949) with Frank Sinatra and "Three Little Words" (1950) with Fred Astaire. He also appeared in the Judy Garland musical "Summer Stock" (1950). Wells won a Writing (Story and Screenplay--Written Directly For the Screen) Academy Award for "Designing Woman" in 1957. Nearing the end of his career, Wells wrote the comedic adaptation "Ask Any Girl" (1959) with David Niven, the Dolores Hart musical "Where the Boys Are" (1960) and the comedy adaptation "The Gazebo" (1960) with Glenn Ford. He also appeared in the comedic adaptation "The Honeymoon Machine" (1961) with Steve McQueen and the crime adaptation "Penelope" (1966) with Natalie Wood. Wells was most recently credited in the Willem Dafoe crime drama "The Reckoning" (2004). Wells passed away in November 2000 at the age of 91.