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.


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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  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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