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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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Actor Liam Dunn was widely known for his presence on the silver screen. In the early stages of his Hollywood career, Dunn acted in comedies like "Catch-22" (1970), "What's Up Doc?" (1972) with Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal and "Charley and the Angel" (1973) with Fred MacMurray and Cloris Leachman. He worked in series television while getting his start in acting, including a part on "Captain Nice" (NBC, 1966-67). He continued to act in productions like the action flick "The Emperor of the North Pole" (1973) with Lee Marvin, the Tim Conway comedy "The World's Greatest Athlete" (1973) and the dramatic adaptation "Papillon" (1973) with Steve McQueen. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the comedy "Herbie Rides Again" (1974) with Helen Hayes, the Burt Reynolds musical "At Long Last Love" (1975) and "Silent Movie" (1976) with Mel Brooks. He also appeared in the comedy "Peeper" (1976) with Michael Caine. He also was featured in the TV movie "The Virginia Hill Story" (NBC, 1974-75). Dunn more recently appeared in "The Quinns" (ABC, 1976-77).

Actor Liam Dunn was widely known for his presence on the silver screen. In the early stages of his Hollywood career, Dunn acted in comedies like "Catch-22" (1970), "What's Up Doc?" (1972) with Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal and "Charley and the Angel" (1973) with Fred MacMurray and Cloris Leachman. He worked in series television while getting his start in acting, including a part on "Captain Nice" (NBC, 1966-67). He continued to act in productions like the action flick "The Emperor of the North Pole" (1973) with Lee Marvin, the Tim Conway comedy "The World's Greatest Athlete" (1973) and the dramatic adaptation "Papillon" (1973) with Steve McQueen. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the comedy "Herbie Rides Again" (1974) with Helen Hayes, the Burt Reynolds musical "At Long Last Love" (1975) and "Silent Movie" (1976) with Mel Brooks. He also appeared in the comedy "Peeper" (1976) with Michael Caine. He also was featured in the TV movie "The Virginia Hill Story" (NBC, 1974-75). Dunn more recently appeared in "The Quinns" (ABC, 1976-77).

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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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