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Humphrey Jennings
Birth: Aug. 19, 1907
Death: Sep. 24, 1950

The epitaph, "Death is the veil that those who live call life. They sleep and it is lifted," is taken from "Prometheus Unbound", by P.B. Shelley. Humphrey Jennings was born in Walberswick, in Suffolk, on the East coast of England. His father was an architect, his mother was a painter. He was educated at the Perse School in Cambridge and at Pembroke College in the University there, where he obtained a starred First in English. In 1929, he married Cicely Cooper and began (but did not complete) post-graduate studies on the poet Thomas Gray. In 1936, he helped to organise the First International Surrealist Exhibition in London, which featured the work of Dali and Ernst. During the War, he directed a number of outstanding documentary films, the best-known of which are "Listen to Britain", "Fires Were Started", and "A Diary for Timothy", the latter of which was written by E.M. Forster and narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave. These have just been anthologised on a D.V.D. Humphrey Jennings met his end in 1950, when he slipped off a cliff on the Greek island of Poros, about thirty-five miles South of Athens, whilst scouting for locations for his next film, "The Changing Face of Europe." Perhaps ironically, this was to have been concerned with health care on the Continent. In order to find Humphrey Jennings's tombstone, follow the instructions for T.H. White. Jennings's memorial is on the opposite side of the main path, towards the South of the Protestant Cemetery.  (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
 
Burial:
First Cemetery
Athens
Regional unit of Athens
Attica, Greece
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: May 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7471220
Humphrey Jennings
Added by: MC
 
Humphrey Jennings
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
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