John Whedon

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John Whedon
John Ogden Whedon

(1905-11-05)November 5, 1905
DiedNovember 21, 1991(1991-11-21) (aged 86)
Medford, Oregon, U.S.
Spouse(s)Louise Carroll Angell[1]
Children2, including Tom Whedon

John Ogden Whedon (November 5, 1905 – November 22, 1991) was an American screenwriter. He is best known for his writing for the television series The Donna Reed Show during the 1950s. Whedon also wrote for The Great Gildersleeve on radio, The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show and Leave It to Beaver.

He and wife, Louise Carroll Angell, are the parents of television screenwriter Tom Whedon and Julia Whedon, and the grandparents of film and TV screenwriter and director Joss Whedon and screenwriters Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon.

Whedon died in Medford, Jackson County, Oregon, on November 22, 1991.[2]


  1. ^ Pascale, Amy (2014). Joss Whedon: The Biography. Chicago Review Press, Incorporated. ISBN 9781613741047. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  2. ^ "Deaths, Elsewhere-John Ogden Whedon" (digital scan). Toledo Blade. November 27, 1991. p. 10. Retrieved May 21, 2015 – via

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