John Whedon

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John Whedon
Born John Ogden Whedon
(1905-11-05)November 5, 1905
Medford, Oregon, U.S.
Died November 21, 1991(1991-11-21) (aged 86)
Medford, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Screenwriter
Language English
Nationality American
Spouse Louise Carroll Angell[1]
Children 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 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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