George Lowther (writer)
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George F. Lowther (April 9, 1913 – April 28, 1975) was a writer, producer, director in the earliest days of radio and television. During the 1940s, he was a scriptwriter for the Superman radio programs on the Mutual Radio Network and the author of The Adventures of Superman (1942).
Born in New York City, Lowther broke into radio at 13 as an NBC page. Eventually, he wrote episodes for radio's Dick Tracy and Terry and the Pirates, as well as The Adventures of Superman. He also scripted for the Roy Rogers and Tom Mix radio programs. In later years, he wrote, produced and directed many dramas for The United States Steel Hour and Armstrong Circle Theatre and also wrote for The Edge of Night.
He later worked as a writer, director and producer for the Guy Lombardo and Morton Downey radio programs, as well as Broadway Calling with Gertrude Lawrence. Lowther joined the DuMont Television Network as an executive producer starting with its inception in 1945. He also wrote several adventure novels for children. By 1963 he had joined the Famous Writers School.
From 1974-1975, he wrote 44 episodes of the CBS Radio Mystery Theater — and even performed in one of them in 1974.
Lowther married the former Florence Wagner. They had two sons, Kevin and Sean, and lived in Westport, Connecticut, where Lowther died