Gregory Orr

Gregory Orr

Gregory Orr (born 1954, Los Angeles) is an American writer/director of documentary and fiction films. He is the son of the late actress Joy Page and the late TV producer William T. Orr. He attended Boston University and the California Institute of the Arts, where he studied under film director Alexander Mackendrick ("The Man in the White Suit", "Sweet Smell of Success").

He began his career sweeping the floor of a special effects company that made Pillsbury Doughboy commercials and moved on to become a production manager and cinematographer. In 1993 he produced his first documentary, a feature-length biography of his grandfather, movie pioneer Jack Warner.

He is an Emmy Award nominee whose films have investigated the New York State parole system -- '-- the life of a legendary Hollywood producer -- ' -- and the manners in which certain famous people in history met their end -- "The Day They Died".

In 2004, he wrote and directed the critically acclaimed short film "Alone" which film reviewer Richard Schickel called "a deft, cinematic short story, handsomely staged and acted by a new writer/director of great and singular talent".

He currently lives in New York City.

External links

* [ Gregory Orr at Internet Movie Database]

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