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 DeWitt Jennings

DeWitt Jennings

Birth
Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri, USA
Death 1 Mar 1937 (aged 57)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Great Mausoleum, Columbarium of Graces, N-11617
Memorial ID 18660 · View Source
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Actor. He appeared in over 150 films from 1915 to 1937. Sour-lipped and stocky, Jennings was invariably cast as gruff policemen, judges, or other authority figures, sometimes for comic or villainous effect. In "The Big House" (1930) and "The Criminal Code" (1931) he played brutal prison yard captains who are murdered by vengeful convicts, and he is also memorable as Lt. Fryer in "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935). His other credits include "Flesh and Blood" (1922), "The Mystic" (1925), "Two Arabian Nights" (1927), "The Big Trail" (1930), "Min and Bill" (1930), "Arrowsmith" (1931), "Movie Crazy" (as Harold Lloyd's father, 1932), "Mystery of the Wax Museum" (1933), "Charlie Chan's Courage" (1934), "Death on the Diamond" (1934), "The Accusing Finger" (1936), and "Slave Ship" (1937). DeWitt Clarke Jennings was born in Cameron, Missouri, and was a character actor on Broadway before director Cecil B. DeMille brought him to Hollywood for his film "The Warrens of Virginia" (1915). He died at 57 of a heart attack.

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  • Added: 30 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18660
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for DeWitt Jennings (21 Jun 1879–1 Mar 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18660, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .