George F. Marion Sr. ((1860-07-16)July 16, 1860 – November 30, 1945(1945-11-30)) was an American stage actor and director, a film actor and director of two silent films. George F. Marion, who was born in San Francisco, California was father of writer George Marion Jr. and he died of a heart attack at the age of 85 years in Carmel, California, USA. Marion acted in 35 films between years 1915 and 1935. He is best remembered for playing the father Chris Christopherson to the Broadway production of Anna Christie of Pauline Lord (1921 Broadway) and the two film versions of Anna Christie of Blanche Sweet (1923 silent) and Greta Garbo (1930 talkie). His son George Marion, Jr. was a famous Hollywood screenwriter.