Henry Gordon Jennings
|Died||January 11 1953 (aged 56–57)|
|Occupation||Special effects artist|
Gordon Jennings, A.S.C. (1896 – January 11, 1953) was an American special effects artist. He received seven Academy Awards (mainly for Best Special Effects) and was nominated for eight more in the same category. After starting 1919 in Hollywood as camera assistant he worked from 1932 until 1953 on the visual and special effects of more than 180 films. His older brother was cinematographer Devereaux Jennings (1884-1952), who filmed, for instance, Buster Keaton's monumental The General in 1926.
Jennings received seven Academy Awards (mainly for "Best Special Effects") and was nominated for eight more. In 1942, he beat himself winning the Academy Award for his work in 1941 on I Wanted Wings and being nominated a second time for "Best Special Effects" for Aloma of the South Seas. He elaborated both teaming up with Farciot Edouart and Louis Mesenkop. In 1952, he was decorated twice for When Worlds Collide and with an "Award for Technical Achievement". His last receipt of an Academy Award was posthumous when The War of the Worlds was decorated during the 1954 ceremony for movies released in 1953 and thus after his death.
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