Oren W. Haglund
|Oren William Haglund|
November 23, 1905|
September 15, 1972 (aged 66)|
San Bernardino, California
|Resting place||Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood, California|
|Occupation||United States Army Air Corps Captain in World War II|
Oren William Haglund (November 23, 1905 – September 15, 1972) was an American screenwriter and an assistant film director who became the production manager of 571 episodes of 11 Warner Brothers/ABC television series from 1955 to 1961.
For one day in January 1939, Haglund was married to the film star Priscilla Lane. The couple hastily wed in Yuma, Arizona, and she left Haglund the next day and had the marriage annulled. Lane never revealed her view of what caused the breakup.
A native of Michigan, Haglund was already involved in filmmaking prior to the advent of World War II. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps through the First Motion Picture Unit, which also included Ronald W. Reagan, Clark Gable, and William Holden. He rose from the rank of corporal to that of captain. He won both Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals. He died at the age of sixty-six in San Bernardino, California, and is interred in the veterans' section of Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood, California.
Haglund was the assistant director on such films as The Great Jewel Robber (1950), Along the Great Divide and Raton Pass (both 1951), The Iron Mistress (1952), So This Is Love and She's Back on Broadway, (both 1953), and King Richard and the Crusaders and The Boy from Oklahoma (both 1954).
Haglund's ABC/WB work including the following series, in order of year of debut:
- Conflict, one episode, "Man from 1997" (1956), with Jacques Sernas, Charles Ruggles, Gloria Talbott, and James Garner
- Cheyenne, 68 episodes
- Maverick, 80 episodes
- Sugarfoot, 60 episodes
- Colt .45, 67 episodes
- Bronco, 40 episodes
- 77 Sunset Strip, 70 episodes
- Lawman, 76 episodes
- The Alaskans, 37 episodes
- Bourbon Street Beat, 39 episodes
- Hawaiian Eye, 33 episodes
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