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George F. Tibbles
Born(1913-06-07)June 7, 1913
DiedFebruary 14, 1987(1987-02-14) (aged 73)
Notable work
"Woody Woodpecker Song"

George F. Tibbles (June 7, 1913[1] – February 21, 1987)[2] was a composer and screenwriter.

He and Ramez Idriss co-wrote "The Woody Woodpecker Song" for the 1948 short film, Wet Blanket Policy; the song would receive an Academy Award nomination (Academy Award for Best Original Song),[2] and by June 30, 1948, it was third on the hit parade.[3] Tibbles also composed the theme music for Bringing Up Buddy[4] and Pistols 'n' Petticoats.[5]

Tibbles wrote the scripts for the TV series My Three Sons, as well as several for the shows Leave It to Beaver, One Day at a Time,[2] The Betty White Show, and Life with Elizabeth.[6]

Awards nominations

Year(s) Award Category Title of work Result
1949 21st Academy Awards Best Original Song "The Woody Woodpecker Song" Nominated[2]


  1. ^ "George Tibbles in Social Security Death Index". fold3. Archived from the original on April 14, 2020. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Deaths elsewhere". Orlando Sentinel. Palm Desert, California. February 21, 1987. p. 14. ISSN 0744-6055. Ramola Remus Dunlap, Dorothy in 1st 'Oz' movie
  3. ^ Clary, Patricia (June 30, 1948). "Woody Woodpecker Creator Is Getting the H-h-h-haa-ha". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Hollywood. p. 13. OCLC 11102529.
  4. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2014). "Comedy Programs". Television Introductions: Narrated TV Program Openings Since 1949. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-8108-9249-1.
  5. ^ Terrace, Vincent (1993). Television Character and Story Facts: Over 110,000 Details from 1,008 Shows, 1945–1992. p. 377.
  6. ^ Nesteroff, Kliph (April 4, 2010). "The Early Betty White 1947–1973". WFMU. Archived from the original on January 1, 2022. Retrieved January 3, 2022.