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Also Known As: Linwood G Dunn, Linwood Gale Dunn, Linwood G. Dunn, Linwood Dunn Died: May 20, 1998
Born: December 27, 1904 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: special effects photographer, director of photography, projectionist

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1923:
Began career as a projectionist in NYC
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Moved to Hollywood and worked hand-cranking movie cameras for Pathe
1928:
Headed the photographic department at RKO; also worked as a cinematographer
1928:
Was a founding member of the International Photographers Guild
1933:
Created visual effects for "King Kong"
1941:
Worked on the special effects for "Citizen Kane"
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Designed special-effects photographic equipment for Eastman Kodak and the US armed forces during WWII; with Cecil Love and Acme Tool and Manufacturing Company created the Acme-Dunn optical printer which later became the motion picture industry standard in processing special effects
1949:
Was involved in the effects for "Mighty Joe Young"
1951:
Created the special effects for "The Thing"
1966:
Received only competitive Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects for "Hawaii" (shared nomination)
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wife:
Alice Dunn. Survived him.

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daughter:
Nancy Dunn. Survived him.
daughter:
Pamela Dunn. Survived him.
daughter:
Gayle Dunn. Survived him.
daughter:
Judy Dunn. Survived him.
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