(1911–1979). Film director, producer, and screenwriter. The former actor-turned-writer co-produced a series of movies with William Perlberg, including a number of musicals in the 1950s. Seaton was born in South Bend, Indiana, and began as an actor in radio, finding recognition as the first Lone Ranger of the airwaves. In 1933 he went to Hollywood and wrote several films, including the musicals A Day at the Races (1937), That Night in Rio (1941), and Coney Island (1943). His first directing assignment was Diamond Horseshoe (1945), which he also wrote, and he did both jobs again for The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947) and Aaron Slick From Pumkin Creek (1951). Seaton teamed up with Perlman in 1952 and they co-produced many movies, including the musicals Somebody Loves Me (1952), Little Boy Lost (1953), and The Country Girl (1954).
From The Oxford Companion to the American Musical in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Music Theatre.