DeWitt Jennings

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DeWitt Jennings
DeWitt Jennings - 1919.jpg
From a newspaper, 1919.
Born (1871-07-21)July 21, 1871
Cameron, Missouri, USA
Died March 1, 1937(1937-03-01) (aged 65)
Hollywood, California, USA
Occupation Actor
Years active 1915-1937

DeWitt Clarke Jennings (June 21, 1871 – March 1, 1937) was an American film actor. He appeared in 153 films between 1915 and 1937.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Cameron, Missouri on June 21, 1871 to Georgia S. and Oliver A. Jennings.[1][2] In 1935, Jennings played Sailing Master Fryer in Mutiny on the Bounty with Clark Gable and Charles Laughton. He died in Hollywood, California on March 1, 1937.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ DeWitt C. Jennings, born June 1871 in Missouri; in the 1900 US census in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  2. ^ In later years he used 1879 as his birth year. Hollywood actors in their resumes tend to make themselves younger as they age. A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses uses 1872. Who is Who and Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion as well as others use 1879.
  3. ^ "DeWitt C. Jennings Dies in Hollywood. Stage and Screen Character Actor 42 Years Started His Career as an Usher". New York Times. March 2, 1937. Retrieved 2010-11-02. Dewitt Clarke Jennings, for forty-two years a colorful figure of the stage and screen and a director in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died at his home here today after a brief illness. He was 65 years of age. 

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