George Rosener
Rosener in City of Missing Girls (1941)
George Michael Rosener

(1884-05-26)May 26, 1884
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
DiedMarch 29, 1945(1945-03-29) (aged 60)
  • Actor
  • writer
Years active1930–1941
Known forWork with Frank Buck
SpouseAdele Oswald Rosener
ChildrenGeorge M. Rosener (1926–1988)

George Michael Rosener (May 26, 1884 – March 29, 1945) was an American film actor and writer. He also wrote and acted in the Frank Buck serial Jungle Menace.[1]


Rosener began his acting career at age 19 as a circus clown, followed by stints in tent and medicine shows, vaudeville, and stock companies. He was a playwright whose 1927 play Speakeasy (written with Edward Knoblock) was adapted for film in 1929. Rosener acted in or directed more than 200 plays, including My Maryland.[2] He was on the news staff of the New York World.[3]

George Rosener as Otto the butler in Doctor X (1932)

He worked for the Shubert family, operators of the Broadway theater district, for more than seven years as an actor, director, and writer. He also acted in 38 films and wrote 14 more, including Doctor X, Union Depot, The Secret of Treasure Island, City of Missing Girls, The Mysterious Pilot, Alias the Doctor, The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Sinners' Holiday, New Faces of 1937, House of Secrets, The Carson City Kid, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, and The Great Commandment.[4]

Work with Frank Buck

In 1937, Rosener wrote and acted in the Frank Buck serial Jungle Menace.

Final years

Rosener's last film credit was in 1941. His wife, Adele, died in June 1942. George Rosener died three years later.

Partial filmography


  1. ^ Lehrer, Steven (2006). Bring 'Em Back Alive: The Best of Frank Buck. Texas Tech University press. pp. x–xi. ISBN 0-89672-582-0.
  2. ^ "An actor turns playwright." New York Times. October 23, 1927.
  3. ^ Hans J. Wollstein. George Rosener.
  4. ^ Eileen S. Quigley. International Motion Picture Almanac, Volume 48. Quigley Publications, 1938