L. B. Abbott

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L. B. Abbott, A.S.C.
Born Lenwood Ballard Abbott
(1908-06-13)June 13, 1908
Pasadena, California
Died September 28, 1985(1985-09-28) (aged 77)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Cinematographer

Lenwood Ballard "Bill" Abbott, A.S.C. also known as L. B. Abbott (13 June 1908, Pasadena, California – 28 September 1985, Los Angeles) was a special effects expert, cinematographer and cameraman.

He became the head of the Special Effects Department at 20th Century Fox in 1957, a post he held until retirement in 1970. He was called out of retirement, however, to work on the TV series M*A*S*H in 1972 (Abbott had worked on the film on which the series was based). Abbott was a member of the American Society of Cinematographers.

Awards and nominations[edit]

He was four times a winner or co-winner of an Academy Special Achievement Award for visual effects for "Doctor Dolittle" in 1968, "Tora! Tora! Tora!" in 1971, The Poseidon Adventure in 1972 and Logan's Run in 1976.

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